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.
5. 'The Great Tyrant'
One of the placards pointed out that Henry Dundas was responsible for delaying the abolition of slavery, which forced hundreds of thousands of slaves to wait longer for their freedom. Photo: Lisa Ferguson
6. Fadeke Kokumo Rocks
Fadeke Kokumo Rocks, a Dundee poet and activist, gave a rousing speech at the demonstration. Photo: Lisa Ferguson
7. Fadeke Kokumo Rocks
Fadeke Kokumo Rocks spoke to the hundreds of protesters, drawing cheers. Photo: Lisa Ferguson
8. Irvine Welsh
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh also addressed the attendees, heavily criticising the statue of Henry Dundas in St Andrew Square, calling its presence atop the Melville Monument "a f**cking embarrassment". Photo: Lisa Ferguson