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Crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters marched in central London on Sunday, six weeks after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. 

Hundreds of people waved banners and called for an end to police brutality while making an effort to follow social distancing rules. 

The protest started at Marble Arch at 2pm where a speech was given in front of the cheering crowd. 

People march as they attend a Black Lives Matter protest in London, Sunday, July 12, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis

People march as they attend a Black Lives Matter protest in London, Sunday, July 12, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis

People march as they attend a Black Lives Matter protest in London, Sunday, July 12, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis

A demonstrator wears a face mask during a Black Lives Matter protest at Marble Arch on Sunday afternoon

A demonstrator wears a face mask during a Black Lives Matter protest at Marble Arch on Sunday afternoon

A demonstrator wears a face mask during a Black Lives Matter protest at Marble Arch on Sunday afternoon 

Demonstrators march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London this afternoon. Hundreds of people waved banners and called for an end to police brutality while attempting to adhere to social distancing rules

Demonstrators march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London this afternoon. Hundreds of people waved banners and called for an end to police brutality while attempting to adhere to social distancing rules

Demonstrators march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London this afternoon. Hundreds of people waved banners and called for an end to police brutality while attempting to adhere to social distancing rules

A minute of silence was held as protesters, standing two metres apart, raised one arm in the air in a display of solidarity. 

Demonstrators then made their way through central London on a planned route to Parliament Square. 

Many of the protesters wore face coverings and stood apart from one another to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as they made their way through the city. 

A demonstrator wearing a face mask holds a placard

A demonstrator wearing a face mask holds a placard

A demonstrator wearing a face mask takes part in a Black Lives Matter protest

A demonstrator wearing a face mask takes part in a Black Lives Matter protest

Protesters waved banners reading ‘Now we’ve woke we can’t sleep’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’ 

A minute of silence was held as protesters, standing two metres apart, raised one arm in the air in a display of solidarity

A minute of silence was held as protesters, standing two metres apart, raised one arm in the air in a display of solidarity

A minute of silence was held as protesters, standing two metres apart, raised one arm in the air in a display of solidarity

A demonstrator holds a placard during a Black Lives Matter protest at Marble Arch, in London, July 12

A demonstrator holds a placard during a Black Lives Matter protest at Marble Arch, in London, July 12

A demonstrator holds a placard during a Black Lives Matter protest at Marble Arch, in London, July 12

One woman held a sign reading: ‘Black lives matter more than white comfort.’ 

Another sign said: ‘Now we’ve woke we can’t sleep.’ 

George Floyd was a back man who was killed by police in Minnesota in May, sparking a global outcry. 

Demonstrators wearing face masks march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, July 12

Demonstrators wearing face masks march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, July 12

Demonstrators wearing face masks march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, July 12

Demonstrators wave banners and march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London on Sunday

Demonstrators wave banners and march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London on Sunday

Demonstrators wave banners and march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London on Sunday 

Demonstrators wearing face masks march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London

Demonstrators wearing face masks march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London

Demonstrators wearing face masks march during a Black Lives Matter protest in London

It comes after thousands of protesters marched through Brighton in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Saturday, after a video showing a man shouting “I can’t breathe” while being restrained on the ground by three police officers in the city sparked outrage. 

Sussex Police said the man was arrested and became aggressive towards officers before being placed on the ground.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). 

DailyMail Online


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