London: Hundreds of Londoners disregarded the coronavirus restrictions and met outside the U.S. Embassy on Sunday in solidarity with protests around the country for the death of an unarmed black man in the arrest.
The death of George Floyd in Minnesota triggered five consecutive nights of violent protests that led the National Guard to patrol most cities in the United States on Sunday.
Demonstrators in London chanted: “There is no justice, there is no peace” and “Enough is enough” as they marched towards the army of the US embassy on the south bank of the Thames.
Shouting “Say his name! George Floyd!” they held up “Black Lives Matter” signs outside the embassy building.
Earlier, hundreds of people gathered at Trafalgar Square in central London for a vigil. Each person knelt for 9 minutes, which was equivalent to the time the police officers knelt on Freud’s neck.
When you live on someone’s life, no matter where you are, it will help you-because that is completely wrong. “A demonstrator Trevor Joseph told AFP.
“It s a worldwide thing. It happens in America and we have to show solidarity,” he added.
“I m here because I m tired, I m fed up with it. “When does this stop?” another protester, Doreen Pierre, told AFP.
“What makes that okay in anybody s mind? Don t you have wives, don t you have children watching you do this? How is that okay?”
A protest march was also held in Manchester, a city in the north of England. Local media said hundreds of people participated in the march.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called the scene of the incident “very frustrating.”
But he did not comment on US President Donald Trump’s explosive tweets and controversial public statements about the protests.
“I ve long kept to the self-imposed guidance not to comment on what President Trump says,” Raab told the BBC.
Authorities will officially allow groups of up to six to gather in England — and up to eight in Scotland — starting on Monday as more than two months of restrictions begin to ease.