‘Black Lives Matter’ England Shows Support for US Victims of Police Brutality
Black Lives Matter activists have taken to the streets across the UK during the recent days to express solidarity with the black victims killed in latest US police brutality.
On Friday and Saturday protesters marched to Westminster in London in a demonstration organized by Black Lives Matter London as a “plea for help”. The group was founded by Maryam Alian, an 18- year-old girl still at school.
“These people coming here to stand and unite, they are showing that they are against police brutality and that’s the most important thing.” she explained.
About 300 gathered in London’s Brixton to march to the local police station on Saturday, shouting “hands up, don’t shoot” and “black lives matter.”
In Birmingham, crowds gathered at the Bullring shopping center to show support for the victims of police brutality. A second protest called for justice for student Kingsley Burrell who died after being arrested in the West Midlands.