Black Lives Matter: Vigil outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh planned one year after the death of George Floyd

The Black Lives Matter movement has planned a vigil in Edinburgh to mark one year since the killing of George Floyd.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

Between 9am and 12pm on Tuesday, people are invited to tie a black or white ribbon outside the Scottish Parliament in memory of Mr Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, 2020.

Chauvin knelt on Mr Floyd's neck and back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, stopping him from breathing.

Read More
Vaccine registration opens for those aged under 30 in Scotland
Hide Ad
Hide Ad

On April 20, 2021, a jury found Chauvin guilty on three counts, third-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter and unintentional second-degree murder.

Tuesday morning at 9.28am BLM have asked people to take a knee wherever they are and hold a two minute silence.

Mr Floyd’s death at the hands of former officer Derek Chauvin sparked a world wide movement protesting against systemic and cultural racism, with protests held in Edinburgh, London, across Europe, America and Australia.

A message from the Editor:Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.