Anti-racist demonstrators gathered in the square to protest the statue of Henry Dundas, and wider aspects of racism in Scotland.
These 10 photographs show how the peaceful and socially distant BLM protest unfolded in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square this afternoon.
1. Black Lives Matter
Protesters from across the city have come together in St Andrew Square to demand an end to racism in Scotland. Photo: Lisa Ferguson
2. Anti-racist slogans
Demonstrators have affixed placards to fences set up by the police, with slogans and the names of black historical leaders - like Samuel Sharpe, who led the 1832 slave rebellion in Jamaica. Photo: Lisa Ferguson
3. Nanny of the Maroons
Nanny of the Maroons was a slave from Ghana who is considered to be a Jamaican national hero, after leading a community of former British slaves on the island called the Windward Maroons. They fought a lengthy war against the British in the early 18th century. Photo: Lisa Ferguson
4. Sheku Bayoh
Many at the protest held placards demanding justice for Sheku Bayoh, a black man who died in police custody in Scotland in 2015. Photo: Lisa Ferguson