Dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters in Sheffield 'take a knee'

More than 100 protesters gathered in Hillsborough Park this evening to ‘take a knee’ and show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 8:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th June 2020, 4:45 pm

Powerful images show dozens of Sheffield demonstrators kneeling in Hillsborough Park as a sign of their support for the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Over 100 people are speculated to have turned up to the peaceful, socially-distanced protest this evening to ‘take a knee’ in solidarity with the international black rights movement.

Children, families and adults can be in pictures, kneeling and keeping two metres apart as they reflect on the death of black U.S citizen George Floyd who was killed by police.

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Dozens of protesters in Hillsborough Park knelt to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Joanne Davy organised the protest, where people were encouraged to ‘take the knee’ for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – the same length of time an American policeman knelt on Mr Floyd’s neck, causing him to die.

Demonstrators were encouraged to keep a safe distance from each other and wear face masks.

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Protesters were encouraged to keep a safe distance from each other.

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More than 100 demonstrators were said to have turned out at the peaceful protest in Hillsborough Park.

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Protesters were spotted social distancing while showing their support for the international black rights movement.