Thousands of protesters rallied in solidarity with Black Lives Matter across the UK.
Demonstrators defied calls from government officials to avoid mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic as they demonstrated for an end to systemic racism and demanded racial justice in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in the US
UK anti-racism protesters defy calls to avoid mass gatherings
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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.
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London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom.
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UK is the abbreviated form of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.