George Floyd: Black Lives Matter march held in Peckham

Katherine Johnston (31 May, 2020)

A minute's silence was held for victims of police brutality

37091Black Lives Matter protest in Peckham, on May 30. The movement has renewed attention on diversity and public trust in the Met. Credit: Katy Griffith

Black Lives Matter protestors marched through Peckham on Saturday, calling for an end to police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The unarmed 46-year-old died after being held down by four policemen – one kneeling on his neck – as he pleaded: “I can’t breathe”.

The peaceful protest  in Peckham was held in solidarity with campaigners in the USA, and to highlight discrimination in the UK.

Demonstrators held a minute’s silence for all those who had died at the hands of police.

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