People were originally told to gather at Victoria Square but, due to a growing amount of interest on social media, the City Council relocated the group to a bigger space outside Birmingham Library.
estimated number of people taking part in the protest
The West Midlands Police website posts:
"We ... have consistently said that our approach is to engage, explain and encourage people, and we will only enforce the regulations when absolutely necessary.
We put in place a proportionate policing plan for this protest, which involved a small number of officers in place to engage with the protesters.
We will continue to work with communities and those taking part in any future protests wherever possible to ensure people’s safety.
We ask that people continue to work with officers at this challenging time.
West Midlands Police, and our colleagues around the country, stand alongside all those across the globe who are appalled and horrified by the way George Floyd lost his life".
“West Midlands Police have taken a sensible approach to facilitating peaceful protests. Members of my office, including my Deputy Commissioner oversaw the policing operation.
This weekend marches and protests will also take place in cities including Nottingham and Leicester.