Mounted police charged demonstrators at a London Black Lives Matter protest as a large crowd gathered outside Downing Street. After a largely peaceful day, a small number of people threw projectiles at police, who responded with a mounted charge to push them back. An officer was injured when he was thrown off his horse after it bolted
Thousands gather in London for George Floyd protest
In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.