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Black Lives Matter
I was sitting at my computer at home when I heard large shouting in
the distance and was told it was a Black Lives Matter protest at
Spelthorne Council Offices.
I grabbed my camera bag, in my hurry forgetting to pick up a mask and
rushed to the footpath leading to the council offices, meeting a group
of around a hundred young people coming up the path towards me. It was
one of many protests organised spontaneously by individuals in towns
and cities across the country following the release of a video online
showing the murder of George Floyd.
They were shouting 'Black Lives Matter' and 'I can't Breathe' in
protest againsthis killing and others who have died at the hands of
police in the USA and here in the UK. The protesters 'took the knee'
at the side of the old Town Hall before marching down the High St into
the Two Rivers shopping park where they staged a silent die-in for 8
minutes 46 seconds, the time Floyd was restrained by a police
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