Why do the George Floyd protests resonate so strongly in the UK?

Thousands of people took to the streets of London as the protests over the death of George Floyd moved across the Atlantic.

Sky’s Noel Phillips was with them, as they marched through the capital.

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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.

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