Around two thousand people joined an anti-racism demonstration in Sheffield today - despite health warnings.

The Black Lives Matter protest in Devonshire Green comes after the death of George Floyd in America. Unarmed 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.

Professor John Edmunds, who attends meetings of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) supporting the government, said people attending should be “very careful”, wear face masks and observe social distancing rules.

It follows a warning from Health Secretary Matt Hancock at the government's daily coronavirus press conference that "we’re still facing a health crisis and coronavirus remains a real threat".

Government ministers urged people not to gather in groups of more than six.

South Yorkshire Police were monitoring the demonstration.