Black Lives Matter Edinburgh and Glasgow protests RECAP: huge crowds gather as Scotland stands up to racism

Thousands gather in Scotland’s main cities to show support for action against racism.

By Katharine Hay
Sunday, 7th June 2020, 1:34 pm
Updated Sunday, 7th June 2020, 9:47 pm
Thousands gather at George Floyd protest in Edinburgh
Thousands gather at George Floyd protest in Edinburgh

Activists have gathered in their numbers in Edinburgh and Glasgow in the wake of George Floyd protests taking hold of countries worldwide.

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Crowds can be seen in both cities as demonstrators stand together wearing masks and holding anti-racist signs.

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Black Lives Matter Edinburgh and Glasgow protests RECAP: Thousands gather in support for action against racism

Last updated: Sunday, 07 June, 2020, 15:14

  • Black Lives Matter protest in Edinburgh and Glasgow 
  • Thousands gather to show their support for action against racism 
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Humza Yousaf urges people not to attend mass gatherings to show support for action again racism, but instead encourages them to protest in other ways that are safe amid the pandemic 

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