Live updates: Black Lives Matter UK protests

  • Black Lives Matter protesters blocked a motorway route into Heathrow
  • Demonstrations have also taken place in Birmingham and Nottingham
  • It comes after the campaign group called for a "nationwide shutdown"
  • Dozens of people have been arrested in connection with the nationwide protests
  • The action is also to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the death of Mark Duggan

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Arrests made over Black Lives Matter protests

West Midlands Police say four women and one man have been arrested on suspicion of obstructing the highway and failing to comply with section 14 of the public order Act on the A45 in Solihull.

People have been lying on the tracks outside the Royal Centre Tram stop in Nottingham. Credit: PA

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of causing the wilful obstruction of a highway following a protest in Nottingham city centre.

Police were called to the junction of Parliament Street and Goldsmith Street at about 8am to a report of four people blocking the tram line. Three women aged 30, 48 and 50 and a man, aged 30 were all arrested at the scene.

The group has been staging a "shutdown" of roads in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham to "mourn those who have died in custody and to protest the ongoing racist violence of the police, border enforcement, structural inequalities and the everyday indignity of street racism".


Police remove Heathrow Black Lives Matter activists

Police have been filmed removing activists from the road during a protest on the M4 near Heathrow airport.

Black Lives Matter activists have been protesting in London, Birmingham and Nottingham, to raise the profile of the movement which campaigns for justice and equality.

  • Video credit: Hannah Nuura

Footage shows police dragging protesters out of road

Rachel Bulmer filmed this footage of Black Lives Matter protesters being dragged out of the road by officers after they blocked a main road near Birmingham airport.

Birmingham Police pulled protesters from the road in a bid to help get traffic moving, as they responded to one of several staged protests in the UK.

Black Lives Matter activists delay Birmingham ambulance

(Credit: Rachel Bulmer)

Protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement temporarily blocked an ambulance trying to attend an emergency in Birmingham.

The ambulance can be seen being blocked by the traffic on the road, with its sirens and lights on.

The car at the front then moves to the side to make way, and protesters move out of the middle of the road, before returning to chant.


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