Live updates as ‘black lives still matter’ march takes place in Nottingham

Anti-racism protesters are set to march through Nottingham today (June 6) in an effort to continue highlighting racial injustice.

It comes just days after 14-year-old Dea-John Reid was allegedly racially abused before being stabbed to death in Birmingham.

The march, which begins at mid-day and is organised by Next Gen Movement, will see crowds travel from Market Square to the Forest Recreation Ground.

A spokesperson for the organisers said: “Following recent events where 14-year-old Dea-John Reid was killed in Birmingham by a grown man in a racist attack, and the impending one-year anniversary of the Black Lives Matter marches in Nottingham, we are marching this Sunday to show that black lives still matter.

“Bring your banners, posters, placards, megaphones and voices.”

Speakers are expected to address the gathered crowds.

Follow live updates from reporters Rucsandra Moldoveneau and Shannon Samecki at the scene.

Main Photo: Next Gen Movement / Facebook

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