21 moving pictures from the Black Lives Matter protest in Leeds today

21 moving pictures from the Black Lives Matter protest in Leeds today

Thousands of people joined a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration at Hyde Park today.

By Abbey Maclure
Sunday, 21st June 2020, 6:39 pm

It was the second Black Lives Matter protest in Leeds, following a joint protest with Black Voices Matter at Millennium Square last weekend. Social distancing measures were in place at Hyde Park today, with more than 100 volunteers handing out masks, hand sanitiser and directing protesters to marked-out areas of the park. Crowds listened to speakers, poets and took a 'mass knee' in remembrance of George Floyd. Here are 21 powerful pictures from the demonstration, taken by YEP photographer James Hardisty:

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