In Pictures: Black Lives Matter campaigners hold vigil on Hampstead Heath
PUBLISHED: 17:43 12 June 2020 | UPDATED: 11:48 13 June 2020
North Londoners continued to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters worldwide with a march from Dartmouth Park to the Parliament Hill bandstand on Thursday.
At the end of the event, organised by Zia Teshome – BAME officer at Highgate ward Labour Party – a short vigil was held on Parliament Hill.
Starting at the corner of Bickerton Road and Dartmouth Park Hill, a diverse cross-section of the community turned out on a dull Thursday morning to join the global movement against anti-Black racism.
Since George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers at the end of May has sparked a wave of protests worldwide, including in Camden.
Highgate village has seen two vigils so far, while anti-racists have also begun to push for the eradication of statues, place names and other elements of the public realm which have ties to slave traders and other offensive figures.
Camden Council has backed Black Lives Matter protesters throughout recent weeks, with council leader Cllr Georgia Gould (Lab, Kentish Town) saying warning the racist hate crime was increasing in the borough.
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