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    This week marks a year since the death of George Floyd in America sparked worldwide calls to end racism.

    ITV News has spoken to those in the South West of England who continue to lead the movement to see what impact the past 12 months have had as part of our Black Voices In Conversation series.

    ITV West Country reporter Alpha Ceesay spoke to Maia Thomas, one of Exeter’s first Black Lives Matter demonstration organisers, about her continuing fight for equality.

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