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    Thousands of people are expected to gather in Parliament Square on Saturday in solidarity with anti-police brutality protests in the United States as well as to protest police violence and racism in the United Kingdom.

    Yet another demonstration was organised by UK-based chapters of the Movement for Black Lives (Black Lives Matter) in Parliament Square, near the Houses of Commons. Thousands of men and women amassed with a myriad of signs ranging from 'Black Lives Matter' to 'End Police Brutality' and 'The UK is Not Innocent'.

    Sputnik spoke to attendees and asked them why they chose to come to the protests amid the rain and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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    • 15:45

      Banners Inside Vauxhall Train Station

      Banners at a protest in London on 6 June 2020
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    • 15:40

      It Looks as If the March is Coming to an End

    • 15:32

      Young Protester Gives His Reason for Joining the Demonstration

      Ellison, 23, north London, says he's here today because "it's time for change". 

      Protester in London
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    • 15:16

      Protesters Cross the Vauxhall Bridge

      The march is crossing over Vauxhall Bridge with protestors now turning right at Vauxhall Bus Station, apparently headed towards the US Embassy in Battersea

      People take part in 'Black Lives Matter' march in London
      © Sputnik / Mohamed Elmaazi
    • 14:59

      Why Are Police Filming the Protest?

    • 14:52

      Drivers Show Their Support to Protesters

    • 14:48

      'No to Fake News About Our Peaceful Protest'

      @NOFi, from London, says:
      "We're specifically here to protect our people and protect our media. And not let any false information be let into the media about our peaceful protest."

      Protester in London
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    • 14:39

      Demonstrators Make Their Way Towards US Embassy

      Demonstrators march past people's homes on Vauxhall Bridge Road as residents film and bang pots and pans in apparent support of the #BLM march.

      March continues up Vauxhall Bridge towards US embassy

      No Justice, No Peace protest in London 6 June 2020
      © Sputnik / Mohamed Elmaazi
    • 14:31

      People Observe the Protest From Their Rooftops

    • 14:11

      Anti-Racism Protester in London

      A woman holds a sign saying "racism is a weapon of mass destruction against Black lives" where Whitehall Bridge meets Rochester Row.

      During a 'Black Lives Matter' protest in London on 6 June 2020
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    • 14:06

      What a Long Line of People!

    • 13:46

      Watch Women Chanting 'No Justice, No Peace' on Top of Bus Stop

    • 13:30

      The UK Has Its Own Record of People Who Died in Police Custody

      A woman walks down Victoria Street with the names of some of the people who have died in police custody in the UK over the last 10 years written on a sheet on her back.

      A woman walks down Victoria Street with the names of some of the people who have died in police custody in the UK over the last 10 years written on a sheet on her back.
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    • 13:27

      'The Change Must Come', Protesters Chant

    • 13:21

      Protester Holds Banner Outside Department for Business, Energy, & Industrial Strategy

      Protester in London on 6 June 2020
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    • 13:14

      Some of the Protesters are Carrying Banners

      A couple during a protest in London
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      Protesters in London
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    • 13:07

      US Citizen Takes Part in Anti-Racism Protest in London

      Brandon, 27, teaches in London but originally from Chicago, Illinois

      "I'm here to show support. I wish I could be at home [in the US]. My family are really struggling right now. This is my way to show solidarity and show support for Black Lives Matter, and my community. [Racism and police violence is ] not just in the US, it's a problem worldwide, especially in the UK."

      US citizen during a protest in London on 6 June 2020
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    • 13:04

      Listen to What People are Chanting During Demonstration

    • 12:58

      Meet Some of the People Currently Taking Part in London Protest

      'Black Lives Matter' Protesters in London on 6 June 2020
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      Anti-racism protest in London on 6 June 2020
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    • 12:47

      Sputnik Correspondent Reports About 'Thousands' of Protesters in Parliament Square

    • 12:44

      Interview with Young Protester

    • 12:41

      Protesters are Weathering the Cold and Rain

    • 12:15

      London Sees Another Round of Protests Against Police Aggression

      A protester makes a Black Lives Matter fist at a demonstration in Trafalgar Square in central London on June 5, 2020, to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.

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    • 12:07

      'It's Not Just a Problem in America' - Protester

      Saul, 17, student from north London (second from the left)

      "We're here for the same cause as anyone else. Injustice towards Black people. It's not just a problem on America. The crimes in the UK are less known to people internationally, and just because they're are of less severity they are still crimes regardless. Racism, violence towards Black people. I feel like people are still fighting for their freedom. That's what we want, our freedom and to co-exist peacefully and not be judge's by the colour of our skin"

      Saul, 17, student from north London (second from the left)
      © Sputnik / Mohamed Elmaazi
    • 12:04

      Protester Says 'Today Enough is Really Enough'

      M, [on the right, who prefers not to give her name] a student from University of York, "I'm here because change will only happen if we all come together to make it happen. And today enough is really enough"

      Protests in London
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    • 11:56

      'We are All Part of One Race - the Human Race' - Protester

      "I'm here to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Because we're all part of one race - the human race - and to give justice to George Floyd and to Black people around the world. The thing is this has been happening for centuries... I have been promoting anti-racism and [critiques] of police aggression on social media and feel that now is an opportunity to do more," Saif, 19, a student at University of Westminster, from South London.

      Saif, 19, a student at University of Westminster, from South London
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    • 11:56

      People are Gathering for Black Lives Matter Protest in London

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