Hundreds of people marched across Manchester city centre on Sunday in protest against the death of a black man restrained by police in America.

The Black Lives Matter demonstration was organised after George Floyd died when a white officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck last Monday in Minneapolis.

Protesters, who marched along Market Street, St Ann's Square and Peter Street, could be heard chanting 'black lives matter'. Many held placards bearing the same slogan.

A similar protest also took place in London's Trafalgar Square on Sunday afternoon.

Those unable to attend the Black Lives Matter demonstration were urged to kneel in solidarity wherever they could.

  • Footage from Twitter/@mancculturebear

The demonstration comes after tens of thousands of people joined nightly protests across the US since George Floyd's death, with at least 1,600 people arrested in 22 cities as some demonstrations descended into violence.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan is one of a number of high-profile names to voice their concerns following the death of Floyd.

Jordan released a statement on Twitter on Sunday to express his solidarity with those "calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of colour" in America.

The former Chicago Bulls player says pressure needs to be put onto the country's leaders to change laws, while the people must demand accountability through peaceful means.

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