How George Floyd’s death sparked a wave of UK anti-racism protests

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How George Floyd’s death sparked a wave of UK anti-racism protests




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Exclusive: across 260 towns and cities, thousands defied lockdown to join largest anti-racism rallies since slavery era

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.

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