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In Pictures: Black Lives Matter campaigners hold vigil on Hampstead Heath

PUBLISHED: 17:43 12 June 2020 | UPDATED: 11:48 13 June 2020

Black Lives Matter protesters on Parliament Hill after a march in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners worldwide. Picture: Katerina Kalogeraki

Black Lives Matter protesters on Parliament Hill after a march in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners worldwide. Picture: Katerina Kalogeraki

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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.

Black Lives Matter protesters on Parliament Hill after a march in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners worldwide. Picture: Katerina KalogerakiBlack Lives Matter protesters on Parliament Hill after a march in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners worldwide. Picture: Katerina Kalogeraki

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.

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Black Lives Matter protesters on Parliament Hill after a march in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners worldwide. Picture: Katerina KalogerakiBlack Lives Matter protesters on Parliament Hill after a march in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners worldwide. Picture: Katerina Kalogeraki

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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Have you been out on a Black Lives Matter protest in recent days? Send your pictures to Sam.Volpe@Archant.co.uk

Black Lives Matter protesters on Parliament Hill after a march in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners worldwide. Picture: Katerina KalogerakiBlack Lives Matter protesters on Parliament Hill after a march in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners worldwide. Picture: Katerina Kalogeraki

Black Lives Matter protesters on Parliament Hill after a march in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners worldwide. Picture: Katerina KalogerakiBlack Lives Matter protesters on Parliament Hill after a march in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners worldwide. Picture: Katerina Kalogeraki


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