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Thousands of Black Lives Matter activists march on Downing Street and US embassy in London

Added 05-31-20 02:36:04pm EST - “Thousands of demonstrators were packed into Trafalgar Square, chanting 'I can't breathe,' the words Floyd was heard gasping as a white police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Black Lives Matter march on Downing Street and US embassy in London”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Five people were arrested in London today as thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters marched on the US Embassy in London, with hundreds more taking to the streets of Cardiff and Manchester, to demonstrate against the killing of George Floyd.

Chants of, 'I can't breathe,' rebounded across the Thames this afternoon, the words Floyd was heard gasping before his death as a white police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Monday. 

They defied the ban on mass gatherings to rally at Trafalgar Square before making their way to the gates of Downing Street and then south of the river towards the US Embassy. 

Outside Cardiff Castle in Wales protesters were holding placards which said, 'The UK is not innocent,' and in Manchester hundreds flocked to show their solidarity in St. Peter's Square.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: 'Police have made five arrests during the gathering that took place outside the US Embassy earlier today.

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