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Protesters shout 'Black Lives Matter' through DC streets

Thousands of demonstrators streamed through the streets of Washington singing, shouting and chanting against the recent police killings of unarmed black men.

Shouts of 'Black lives matter', 'Hands up, don't shoot', and 'I can't breathe' were heard as a wide range of Americans from different ethnic backgrounds walked peacefully through the capital.

Crowds of protesters fill Washington streets

Crowds of protesters have filled the streets leading up to Washington's capitol hill as they march for 'justice for all' following the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers.

Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue as they march towards the U.S. Capitol building during the national Justice For All march Credit: REUTERS/Jim Bourg
Thousands of demonstrators gather in Washington for a march to protest the killings of unarmed black men by law enforcement officers Credit: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Carrying signs which read "Black Lives Matter" and "Who do you protect? Who do you serve?", the crowd gathered in Freedom Plaza today before marching up the capital's Pennsylvania Avenue.

Marchers hold hands during a prayer at the national Justice For All march against police violence Credit: REUTERS/Jim Bourg


Thousands join protest against US police killings

More than 10,000 protesters have gathered in Washington today to take part in a march against "police brutality" following the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in recent months.

The families of shooting victims are taking part in the national 'Justice For All' march against police violence in Washington today Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, both of whom died in incidents involving white police officers, are among the crowds of protesters who are expected to march to the Capitol later today.

Last month's decision by a US grand jury not to indict the officers involved in the deaths of 18-year-old Brown and 43-year-old Garner, who gasped "I can't breathe" while being arrested in New York, has led to outrage across America and numerous protests have already been held.

MPs seek answers from the British security services

The devastating report into CIA interrogation techniques had some passages redacted at the request of British intelligence.

Tonight a member of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee told ITV News they want answers from the UK's security services.

ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports.

High school students wounded in US shooting

Two boys and a girl were injured in a shooting outside their high school in Portland, Oregon, police said.

The victims are believed to have been students at Rosemary High School, which serves 190 students who have dropped out or been expelled from mainstream schools.

The shooting is said to have taken place at noon outside the school - the shooter fled the scene and the victims ran inside the school to call for help.

Parents were summoned and a nearby high school and community college were put on lockdown.

Police said there is a possibility the shooting is gang-related.

Answers sought on UK involvement in CIA detention

The Senate Committee that wrote the devastating report on CIA secret detention met 24 times with British officials, it has been revealed.

But a former Security Minister described some of the claims about his role in the meetings as "absolute rubbish".

The Government has insisted redactions made to the report at the request of the UK did not relate to alleged mistreatment of detainees.

But Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said there could yet be a full judicial inquiry into what, if any, involvement the UK had.

ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports.


FCO corrects statement on May's meeting with US Senate

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued a correction to an earlier response to an FOI request on a meeting between the Home Secretary and members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The statement seeks to correct the record on when and whether the meeting took place.

Due to a clerical error, which we very much regret, the FCO’s FOI response of 1 August on contacts with the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which has been widely reported today, referred to a meeting between the Committee and the Home Secretary in July 2011.

That was a mistake: her planned visit in July 2011 did not take place and was postponed until September 2011. On that reinstated visit in September 2011, she did not meet the Committee.

– Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UK denies torture report redactions relate to 'unlawful' activity

Downing Street has denied that it sought to redact "any allegations of UK involvement in activity that would be unlawful" from a Senate report into the CIA.

"The US gave our agencies limited sight of some sections of the executive summary before its publication and understand that they proposed a small number of changes to protect UK national security,” a spokesperson said.

UK intelligence agencies 'requested CIA report redaction'

The UK did request that parts of the Senate report into the CIA be redacted. Elements which referred to British intelligence agencies were deleted, Downing Street has confirmed the Guardian reports.

Number 10 had previously said that they only deleted items were due to national security concerns.

The U-turn will fuel speculation over how much the part US allies played in some aspects has been sanitised.

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