Peaceful Black Lives Matter protest taking place in Bedford town centre

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Black Lives Matter protest banner

A peaceful protest has been organised in Bedford town centre to promote an anti-racism message and show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

People are invited to gather outside Specsavers on Midland Road to show their peaceful support for anti-racism on 8 June (Monday) at 2pm.

Organisers have asked everyone to observe social distancing and emphasised the peaceful nature of the anti-police brutality, anti-racism and anti-segregation protest.

Posts being shared across social media say masks, gloves and other protective items against coronavirus must be worn.

People attending will then be asked to ‘take a knee’ and share a moment’s silence at 2:45pm.

The protests are in response to the murder of George Floyd who was killed in Minneapolis, USA by a former policeman on 25 May.

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