Sabina Saktaganova Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Sparked by the death of George Floyd, thousands of people have joined anti-racism demonstrations across the UK. The protests took place in London, Manchester, Cardiff and Sheffield. Even though officials advised against mass gatherings due to the pandemic, the protests were still held. However, the majority of protestors used all the necessary precautions like masks and gloves.
In London, protestors knelt for a minute of silence before shouting “black lives matter” and “no justice, no peace”. Most of the protests have been peaceful except from disturbances outside Downing Street in the evening.
The protest was over when fireworks were thrown at a police line. Ten police officers were injured after a small group began violence. Police rode horses in order to gain power and control over the situation, however one horse galloped ahead and its rider fell to the ground and hit her head on a traffic light. According to the Metropolitan Police, her injuries are not fatal. Fourteen people were arrested during the protests.
As of now, there are more protests taking place across Europe and the United States.