These pictures show the crowd as people supported the movement. James Butler, 28, from Marmion Road, Hove, was at the rally. He said: “It was amazing to see so many people come out in support of this cause. The idea that it isn’t enough to be non-racist, but actively anti-racist, really resonated with me, and that’s why I felt it was important to act now. The atmosphere was peaceful and the vast majority of us were wearing masks. Also, being part of the LGBT+ community, the rights I have now are in part because of black, trans women taking action in the Stonewall riots. This is a small way I can repay the debt I owe to them.” Deshé Gully, 26, added: “Towards the beginning of the rally there was a child holding a sign that read ‘black kids matter’ and all I could think was how unfortunate is it that this kid lives in a world where he has to defend his right to exist. Tons of people held signs advocating for change. This rally truly was proof that the world is ready for it.”
Thousands attend Brighton Black Lives Matter protest - in pictures
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Brighton to join a Black Lives Matter protest.
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