Thousands of people in the United Kingdom took a knee-jerk in peaceful protest Wednesday after George Floyd's death.

The view, organized by the charity Stand Up To Racism, is the latest of the Black Lives Matter movement since the black 46-year-old died in American police arrest on May 25.

Rev Alan Green told the PA agency he nodded outside his St John's Church in Bethnal Green, east London, in "solidarity and commitment" to defeat racism in society.

"By standing together, across ethnicities, cultures and identities, we affirm our common opposition to racists and prevent fragmentation between different sections of our communities," Mr Green added.

Along with demonstrations in public spaces, some of which happened as part of marches in London, Belfast and other cities, many of the sharing parts nodded in their front door.

Some gather in Bristol to kneel (@ SaskiaAlice / Twitter)

Marisol Grandon, 41, was joined by her partner, eight-year-old daughter Iona Keith and son Oran Keith, 12, outside her home in Hackney, east London.

"It feels good to do that, even though it's very small," Iona said.

Oran added: & # 39; It started early – but I was glad I did.

& # 39; It makes me happy that so many people all over the world are doing this. It made me feel like part of a larger whole. "

Some disappointment that they were not joined by more people, including Nadine Batchelor-Hunt in Manchester, who did not compare the display to the Clap For Carers displays that took place on Thursday during the coronavirus pandemic.

"People came outside to show their solidarity and love for the NHS," the 26-year-old journalist told PA.

"It would have been nice to see the land now doing for black people … especially seeing how many black NHS staff have died during Covid."

Nadine Batchelor-Hunt participated in Manchester (@ nadinebh_ / Twitter)

Shea Pember, from Leicester, participated in the demonstration and told PA the death of Mr Floyd had "really shocked" her.

"I couldn't believe that one person would do something so different," said the 50-year-old.

"It feels good to participate … I want people to know that they are not alone, and my voice adds that & # 39; t says this is not good."

Ms Pember, who's trained to be a carpenter, said only she and her partner shared their street, but social media sites allow the #TakeTheKnee hashtag to be used tens of thousands of times in the UK on Wednesday.

It comes after feeds on social media Tuesday went dark, leaving tens of millions across the world to show solidarity to the black community by posting black fields on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Taking a knee is regularly used as a peaceful protest against racial inequality since American footballer Colin Kaepernick started doing this during the 2016 US National Anthem.


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