Scuffles at London protest over George Floyd’s death as police arrest Black Lives Matter demonstrators at Marble Arch – The Sun

POLICE scuffled with Black Lives Matter protesters in central London today as campaigners took to the streets over the death of George Floyd.

Around 50 people had walked from Brixton to Marble Arch holding aloft signs reading 'Stop murdering us' and 'Your silence kills' before a row broke out with cops sent to police the event.




Several people were bundled into the back of police vans after the incident.

It comes a day after 23 people were arrested during a demo at the U.S. Embassy in London.

The Met Police confirmed the campaigners were arrested during the protest on suspicion of a number of offences – including assaults on officers.

There have been protests around the world after Mr Floyd, an unarmed black man, died last week in America.

A Minneapolis police officer was filmed kneeling on the 46-year-old's neck for around eight minutes.

Officer Derek Chauvin has now been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

In a statement released after Sunday's protests, the Met Police said: "The arrests vary in offences from possession of an offensive weapon to assault on police, obstructing a public carriageway to breaches of Covid legislation."



During Sunday's protest, demonstrators waved placards bearing Mr Floyd's last words – "I can't breathe".

Campaigners met in Trafalgar Square before making their way across Westminster to the Embassy building.

Thousands of activists joined the march, while at the same time, further protests took place in cities including Manchester and Cardiff.

Internationally, anger is growing, with demonstrations taking place in countries including France, Germany and Denmark.

They're also continuing in the U.S, with dozens of American cities set ablaze last week amid clashes between protesters and cops.

Mr Floyd's death has renewed the focus on allegations of racism and police brutality.

President Donald Trump has warned that if protesters breached the White House's perimeter fence, they would "have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen".

And he called on Democratic officials to get "MUCH tougher" or the federal government "will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our military and many arrests".

He was criticised after warning on Twitter that "looting leads to shooting".

It comes as mayors from at least 25 cities across America issued curfews for Saturday night and police used rubber bullets and tear gas against campaigners.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has called for the U.S. not to "tear itself apart", and called the case "very distressing".

But he told Sky News he wouldn't comment directly on President Trump's response to the furious protests, instead saying he wanted the country to "come back together".



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