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Black lives matter protesters in Brixton, 1 June. Photo: Dave Randall

Black lives matter protesters in Brixton, 1 June. Photo: Dave Randall

A young angry crowd marched to oppose the murder of George Floyd and highlight racism and police brutality in the UK, reports Dave Randall

Several hundred Black Lives Matter protestors marched through the streets of Brixton and Stockwell on Monday in a show of solidarity with the movement in the USA and to highlight racism here. The crowd was young, angry, mixed and led by Women Of Colour who chanted ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘No Justice: No Peace – No Racist Police’, ‘Your Silence Is Racism’, ‘I Can’t Breathe’, ‘Say My Name: George Floyd’ and ‘Say My Name: Belly Mujina’ (the TFL worker who died from Covid-19 after being spat at while on duty).

The march weaved through backstreets and estates and was joined by several residents and passers-by, before pausing at the home in which Cherrie Groce was shot by police sparking the 1985 Brixton uprising. Protestors then stopped traffic on Brixton Road before continuing to Vauxhall. Activists are planning other protests in the coming days and weeks.

Dave Randall

Dave Randall

Dave Randall is a musician and author of Sound System: The Political Power of Music

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