Protests gather in the Capital today in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by US police officer on May 25 in Minneapolis

In pictures: Edinburgh's Black Lives Matter protest in Holyrood Park

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.

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