Hundreds turn out for Black Lives Matter protest in Leicester

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Many hundreds of people in Leicester have been showing their support for the Black Lives Matter campaign, with a peaceful protest in the city centre.

Crowds gathered at the clock tower to honour the memory of George Floyd, a black American man who died when a white police officer held him down, kneeling on his neck for over 8 minutes.

The protest was to highlight racial injustice at home and abroad.

Social distancing wasn't strictly enforced, but most people were well covered and wearing masks.

Similar protests are planned in Coventry and Nottingham tomorrow.