spontaneous black lives matter demonstrations spread across london
Marches took place in central London on Friday night and in Brixton on Saturday, with a third planned for Sunday.
Spontaneous Black Lives Matter demonstrations have brought thousands to the streets of London this weekend, after yet more killings of black men by American police. On Friday evening, thousands of demonstrators marched from the Southbank to Oxford Circus, finally arriving at the BBC headquarters.
i-D deputy editor Lynette Nylander reports that, "As the sun set in London [on Friday], a group of impassioned and dedicated young people marched against discrimination, destruction and hate, and spread positivity, power and unity along the way".
Posting an image from the march to his Instagram, Stormzy writes, "I wish I had the answers to solve the fuckery that's going on right now but tbh I don't have a clue... all I can do is urge everyone to do more, that's what I'm going to do. Protest, march, donate, speak out, call bullshit, build within your community, help those in need etc. Whatever it is that needs to be done".
A second march organised by London Black Revs brought Brixton to a standstill on Saturday, as demonstrators filled Windrush Square outside the Ritzy cinema, spilling out onto the roads.
A third march is planned at Oxford Circus in central London from 10am on Sunday 10 July, with another to follow on Saturday 6 August in Southwark Park, Gomm Road, from 2pm.
Text Charlotte Gush
Image via Instagram