'THE UK IS NOT INNOCENT' Black Lives Matter protesters block streets in London and promise more UK demos over death of George Floyd in US

May 31, 2020 - 01:54 PM - 259 views

People marched through Peckham in memory of Mr Floyd, a black man, who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck.

Protests have since flared up across the US, with the movement against police brutality going global.

On Saturday afternoon protesters in London carried placards reading "solidarity" and "Black lives matter".

Some read "the UK is not innocent" as dozens of people marched through Peckham, stopping buses and cars on the main road.

Days of looting and arson in the Minnesota city has escalated into nationwide protests against police brutality.

A 19-year-old man was killed after shots were fired into a crowd during protests in Detroit on Friday night.

Police said the shots were fired from an unknown suspect in a vehicle. An officer was not involved in the shooting.

In Oakland, California, where 8,000 protesters took to the streets, two Federal Protective Service officers suffered gunshot wounds, CNN reported. One died from his injury.

Meanwhile the White House was briefly locked down yesterday as protesters faced off with the US Secret Service and burned American flags while chanting "No justice, no peace".

Criminal charges were filed on Friday against fired police officer Derek Chauvin, 44.

He has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Chauvin faces up to 35 years in prison for over his "inherently dangerous" actions during the tragedy that has sparked riots and protests across the US.

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