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24 May 2021, 17:04
A Black Lives Matter vigil in memory of George Floyd is going ahead in Brighton on the anniversary of his killing.
George Floyd was killed on 25 May 2020 by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minnesota, US, and one year on from his death vigils are going ahead around the world to remember the innocent father of one and all other victims of police brutality.
In the UK, a vigil in Brighton is set to go ahead in what event organisers have said will be a “static and peaceful vigil.”
The event will be at Level Park between 6pm - 8pm on Tuesday 25 May, the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
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Organisers said their motivation for the event is to “provide an opportunity to unite one year on from the murder of George Floyd.”
The poster states: “Let’s remember him and the many other people who have lost their lives due to police brutality and state sanctioned violence.
“We also want to take this opportunity to connect the dots between the murder of George Floyd, police violence in the UK and state sanctioned violence elsewhere in the world.
“Now is the time to come together and demand a better future for all – we are stronger together!”
Supporters attending the event are urged to bring with them; masks and hand sanitiser, as well as candles, torches, banners or placards.
The killing of George Floyd sparked international protests and a worldwide surge in support for the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.