HUNDREDS OF young Londoners marched in the capital yesterday evening (July 8) to protest at the shooting of two black men by police in America.
The Black Lives Matter march went through central London to the Houses of Parliament at about 8pm.
The marchers were heard to shout “Hands up, don’t shoot” as they carried banners through the capital.
The peaceful protest was is in response to the fatal shootings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana.
The Black Lives Matter London Movement was founded by 18-year-old sixth form student Marayam Ali.
She told The Voice:”By these people coming here to stand and unite, they are showing that they are against police brutality and that’s the most important thing.”
Further protests are planned in Windrush Square, in Brixton, on Saturday and Oxford Circus on Sunday.