Vigil held in Exeter in support of Black Lives Matter

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More than a thousand people attended a vigil in Exeter in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Dozens of people made impassioned speeches and the crowd sat or knelt for a minute's silence to reflect on the death of black American George Floyd while in police custody.

Events have been staged across the globe this week including many places in the West Country.

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Organisers Sam Draper and Maia Thomas say they were overwhelmed by the turnout for the event.

Here is what else they had to say (Sam is the first speaker):

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The vigil in Exeter was followed by speeches as well as this poem composed by Fern Stone from Teignmouth: