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Black Lives Matter demo in King's Lynn

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Hundreds of people turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon at The Walks in Lynn to make clear their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The demonstration had originally been organised to take place at King's Lynn Town Hall but such was the interest in it that it was moved to The Walks to facilitate greater ease of social distancing.

Speakers addressed the crowd on the subject of racism felt by people of colour both in this country and in the United States, where the movement originated.

Black Lives Matter demo at The Walks Kings Lynn. (36578901)
Black Lives Matter demo at The Walks Kings Lynn. (36578901)

The worldwide spasm of protest was ignited by the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white policeman, a killing that was caught live on camera.

Placards held up at the peaceful event included those saying "All lives can't matter until black lives matter" and "Read Up, Stand Up, Speak Up".

Those attending 'took a knee' to show support for the cause ... kneeling in the manner of NFL player Colin Kaepernick to show dismay at racism.

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