George Floyd: The death that shocked the world

The death of George Floyd sent shockwaves across the world, with protests and riots breaking out in more than 30 US cities. Thousands of demonstrators also took to the streets in the UK on Sunday to show solidarity.

We caught up with lawyer and activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and Dr Zoe to get their reaction and discuss what Britain can learn from this event.

Thousands join London protest against George Floyd death

On Sunday thousands of people marched across London to protest against the death of a black man restrained by police in America.

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

The protest started in Trafalgar Square around lunchtime, where people chanted Mr Floyd's name and knelt on the floor en masse, before heading to the US embassy in Battersea.

Five people were arrested at the Nine Elms site, the Metropolitan Police said, including three for coronavirus breaches and two for assault on police officers. Those detained were all between 17 and 25, Scotland Yard said.

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

Earlier on Sunday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said video footage of Mr Floyd's death was "very distressing", but he would not comment on President Donald Trump's response to the widespread protests sparked by the killing.

The president has been criticised after warning on Twitter that "looting leads to shooting".