Thousands of protesters are now gathered in Hype Park in solidarity with protests in the US.
The central London demonstration started at 1pm, with people heading to the park in crowds and chanting “no justice, no peace”.
Demonstrators could be seen handing out masks and gloves to help stop the spread of the coronavirus during the protests. Police chiefs have expressed concern that the gatherings would make it difficult to maintain social distancing.
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