Westminster was brought to a standstill as hundreds took to the streets marching through central London to the Houses of Parliament.
Demonstrators chanted “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”, “Racist Police, off our streets” and held “Black Lives Matter” banners in a protest organised by the ‘Black Lives Matter’ London movement.
The protests in London follow the fatal shootings of Philando Castile in St Paul, Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Those deaths were followed by the reprisal shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas by the suspect Micah Johnson who was himself killed by a bomb disposal robot in a first in US history.
Protesters later blocked the traffic by staging a sit-down protest on Brixton High Street.