Exclusive: across 260 towns and cities, thousands defied lockdown to join largest anti-racism rallies since slavery era
- In their own words: the voices behind the UK’s anti-racism protests
- ‘We couldn’t be silent’: the new generation behind Britain’s protests
The killing of George Floyd by a white police officer took place thousands of miles away in the US, but his cries that he could not breathe, in a distressing video that was seen across the world, resonated deeply with people in the UK.
The extent of that feeling is revealed in an exclusive Guardian analysis, which has identified 260 towns and cities that held protests in June and early July – from Monmouth in south Wales to Shetland in Scotland.