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In Pictures: Black Lives Matter protesters take to streets

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Ministers had urged people to avoid mass gatherings.

Black Lives Matter protests

Protesters have gathered in Parliament Square and elsewhere for anti-racism rallies in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

African American Mr Floyd died after a white police officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck in Minneapolis on May 25, sparking days of protests in the US.

Demonstrators were out in force, despite ministers earlier warning against mass gatherings.

Parliament Square

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Black Lives Matter protests
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Black Lives Matter protests
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The majority of the demonstrators in Parliament Square were wearing masks and face coverings, with some also opting for gloves.

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As the rally began, protesters were reminded to try and keep a two metre distance from others where possible and to be mindful of the pandemic.

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Hundreds of protesters marched through Westminster.

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Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

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Black Lives Matter protests
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Black Lives Matter protests
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Black Lives Matter protests
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Black Lives Matter protests
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Black Lives Matter protests
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Bute Park, Cardiff

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