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Black Lives Matter protesters roam Brighton – days after officials filmed nailing a man


Thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters march through Brighton – with little social distance – days after three city cops were filmed, holding "BAME man" and shouting "I can't breathe".

  • Thousands of protesters march through Brighton to support the Black Lives Matter movement
  • Protesters in black and with signs indicating systemic racism gathered at Palace Pier
  • They made their way along the coast and shouted: "Black lives are important every day" and "Britain is not innocent"

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Thousands of protesters march through Brighton to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Protesters in black and with signs indicating systemic racism gathered at the city's famous Palace Pier on Saturday afternoon before walking through the streets.

It comes when the IOPC guard dog investigates the Sussex police after three of their officers were filmed when they were stuck. He was a man who is believed to be BAME and called "I can't breathe" in reference to the US murder of George Floyd, whose death triggered the movement.

Many wear face masks and have posters with slogans such as "Decolonize everything" and "Disappoint the police".

They set out along the coast and shouted, "Black lives are important every day" and "Britain is not innocent". When protesters pass the Brighton War Memorial, they are serenaded by a string quartet.

The musical homage is in stark contrast to last month's protest, in which a small group occupied the stone monument amidst a strong police presence.

Thousands of protesters march through Brighton to support the Black Lives Matter movement

Protesters in black and with signs indicating systemic racism gathered at the city's famous Palace Pier on Saturday afternoon before walking through the streets

Protesters in black and with signs indicating systemic racism gathered at the city's famous Palace Pier on Saturday afternoon before walking through the streets

Many wear face masks and have posters with slogans such as "decolonize everything" and "police released".

Many wear face masks and have posters with slogans such as "decolonize everything" and "police released".

The demonstrators gathered in thousands on the plain and shouted together: “It is our duty to do this every day! It is our duty to fight for racial justice! It is our duty to win! We are stronger together! We are here with love, peace and solidarity! We have nothing to lose – too many have already lost too much! & # 39;

The final protest comes days after the outcry over a video showing a man shouting "I can't breathe" while three police officers hold him down on the ground in the city.

Sussex police said the man had been arrested and aggressive towards officials before he was put on the ground.

The incident was forwarded to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

A demonstrator speaking to the crowd using a megaphone spoke to the video. She shouted, "The Sussex police were recently filmed with excessive violence against a young black man."

Last month, more than 10,000 protesters marched through the city of East Sussex in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The popular seaside resort has been required to become an officially anti-racist city.

Carmen Appich, chair of the Council's Committee on Tourism, Equality, Communities and Culture, said: “Following the pitiful murder of George Floyd, we have made a public promise to global demands for change and the impact of Covid-19 on black and ethnic minorities to become an anti-racist advice.

"We recognize that it is not enough not to be racist, and we must actively use our privilege, our position as community leaders and platforms, to combat structural racism and injustice in the council and in the city."

They set out along the coast shouting "Black lives are important every day" and "Britain is not innocent". When protesters pass the Brighton War Memorial, they are serenaded by a string quartet

They set out along the coast shouting "Black lives are important every day" and "Britain is not innocent". When protesters pass the Brighton War Memorial, they are serenaded by a string quartet

The demonstrators gathered in thousands on the plain and shouted together: “It is our duty to do this every day! It is our duty to fight for racial justice! It is our duty to win! We are stronger together! We are here with love, peace and solidarity! We have nothing to lose - too many have already lost too much! & # 39;

The demonstrators gathered in thousands on the plain and shouted together: “It is our duty to do this every day! It is our duty to fight for racial justice! It is our duty to win! We are stronger together! We are here with love, peace and solidarity! We have nothing to lose – too many have already lost too much! & # 39;

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