Black Lives Matter London Summer Protests Westminster London. During the summer a protest movement began in protest of the killing of George Floyd. George Floyd, 46, died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Footage of the arrest on 25th May shows a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck while he was pinned to the floor.
Mr Floyd was restrained by officers, while Mr Chauvin placed his left knee between his head and neck. For eight minutes and 46 seconds, Mr Chauvin kept his knee on Mr Floyd’s neck.
Mr Floyd said more than 20 times he could not breathe as he was restrained. He was also pleading for his mother and begging “please, please, please”.
At one point, Mr Floyd gasps: “You’re going to kill me, man.”
It was this senseless death of George Floyd that started a wave of protests across America and many other cities around the world demanding justice for George Floyd and other black people who have died at the hands of the police and other racists.
This was a poster I illustrated to use during one of the Black Lives Matter Protests in London, a simple fist in solidarity with every black and colours person who has faced racial hate.
I also had 50 posters printed free of charge by Hato Press based in Hackney East London that was a kind gesture so that I could hand out the black lives matter protest poster to those at the protest, as it happened the poster was handed out and taken very quickly by protesters.
I felt I had to show my support and be active in my views about the senseless death of George Floyd and many other Black people who have died for no probable cause other than for the being the wrong colour.
This has to change,