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Thousands join Scottish anti-racism protests

Baku, June 8, AZERTAC

Thousands of protesters have turned out to anti-racism demonstrations in Glasgow and Edinburgh, according to BBC.

Despite pleas from the first minister, police and MSPs to find safer ways to express their support, large numbers gathered on Glasgow Green and Holyrood Park.

However, most were wearing face coverings and all attendees were asked to observe social distancing.

Marches and rallies were planned following the death of George Floyd.

The 46-year-old black man died in Minneapolis, Minnesota after a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.

His death has sparked days of demonstrations and unrest in the US and around the world.

Events were planned in Scotland despite ongoing lockdown restrictions and a ban on mass gatherings.

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