Hundreds gather for Black Lives Matter protest in Liverpool

Hundreds of people gathered in Liverpool city centre for a peacefulBlack Lives Matter protest.

People were invited to St George's Hall from 7.30pm on Tuesday (June 2) to join other in supporting the movement and to show solidarity with black and minority ethnic communities in Liverpool.

The demo is one of many around the UK. Credit: Liverpool Echo.

The demonstration comes after a group of people gathered on Sunday to support the ongoing protests across America following the killing of a black man in Minneapolis last week.

The US is experiencing wide scale protests after the death of unarmed African-American man George Floyd, who died after a policeofficer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.

George Floyd died in police custody.

Black communities across America have taken a stand against ongoingissues of discrimination - and have been met with some shocking showsof force by police and other agencies.

Many organisations in the UK have shown solidarity with the protests,with Liverpool FC players taking a symbolic kneeling position atAnfield yesterday (June 1).