Hundreds gather in Hull to support Black Lives Matter movement

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Hundreds of people have gathered at Queen's Gardens in Hull to support the growing Black Lives Matter movement.

Crowds sang Amazing Grace with fists in the air, then kneeled in silence in the pouring rain during the protest this afternoon.

It is the second time the city has hosted such an event. Those taking part have been mobilised by the death in the United States of George Floyd who was filmed as police knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

People at the protest say now is the time for change.

Among those in the crowd was Janet Alder, whose brother Christopher died in police custody in Hull twenty two years ago.

Meanwhile, following the statue of slave trader Edward Colston being pulled down in Bristol, Leeds Councillor Judith Blake says there will be a review to look at the historical references of statues in the area.