Last night [Friday, July 8] hundreds of people gathered in central London to protest about the recent deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana. Standing in solidarity with America, the protesters marched from central London to the House of Commons.
Calling for justice for those whose lives sadly ended at the hands of police brutality, the marches were seen holding Black Lives Matter placards and chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Using social media to gather the attention of people of all nationalities, London joined similar marches that happened in America yesterday to support the much needed end of police violence in the Black community.
#blacklivesmatter protest in Regent Street, #London pic.twitter.com/ax8NF74H3g
— Tom Spender (@tomsp) July 8, 2016
#BlackLivesMatter Solidarity pic.twitter.com/q0UME56OVr — Philipp Raheem (@PhilippRaheem) July 8, 2016
#BlackLivesMatter demo in #London. “Officer, don’t shoot” they chanted as they walked on Regent’s Street pic.twitter.com/AFqBqZo0A8
— Victoria Uwonkunda (@Msuwonkunda) July 8, 2016
Similar protests will take place throughout London over the weekend.
Black Lives Matter UK Movement , Spread The Word pic.twitter.com/iSCxkbmH8e — Serena Maya (@RemarkableRee1) July 9, 2016