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.

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.

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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.

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

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