Activists are gathering in their numbers as the city joins other countries across the glob in anti-racism protests.
Thousands have flocked to Holyrood Park in Edinburgh today to show their support for action against racism in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Pictures show masked demonstrators gathering in their numbers holding signs saying anti-racist slogans including: “Black Lives Matter”, “White Science Is Violence” and “I can’t breathe.” The event comes as protests grip countries word wide in response to Floyd’s death on May 25.
1. 'Black people can't breathe'
Demonstrators have gathered in Holyrood Park in their numbers to show their support for action against racism as protests take hold of countries worldwide Photo: Lisa Ferguson/JPI Media
2. Masks on at all times
Due to the ongoing pandemic, those taking part in the protest have been asked to keep at a 2m distance and to keep a mask on at all times during the demonstration Photo: Lisa Ferguson/JPI Media
3. Thousands expected
Thousands are expected to join throughout the day from across the country to show their support for action against racism Photo: Lisa Ferguson/JPI Media
4. Response to protest in US
Today's Black Lives Matter protest in Edinburgh comes in response to weeks of demonstrations taking hold of states across the US following the death of George Floyd Photo: Lisa Ferguson/JPI Media