Peaceful Black Lives Matter protest held in Burgess Park

Katherine Johnston (17 June, 2020)

The protest coincided with the 3rd anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster

37313Cllr David Noakes with Stand Up To Racism organisers of the protest

Hundreds of Black lives Matter supporters marched through Burgess Park this weekend, calling for justice for George Floyd and an end to racism and discrimination in the UK.

Grenfell campaigners also joined the event, held on Sunday, June 14, which coincided with the third anniversary of the disaster.

Demonstrators marched through the park to Peckham and held a sit-down protest and rally. Organised by Stand Up To Racism, campaigners to address the crowd included Naima Omar.

Local Lib Dem councillors William Houngbo, David Noakes, and Adele Morris were also in attendance.

The peaceful protest saw no flare ups or violence –  and looked a world away from the shocking scenes unfolding in Westminster and Waterloo throughout the weekend.

Black Lives Matter demonstration in Burgess Park (c) Walworth Society

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