BBC News: George Floyd death: Why US protests resonate in the UK

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Over the weekend thousands of people chanted “Black Lives Matter” across the UK – at protests in London, Manchester and Cardiff.

They were marching in support of protesters in America angered by the death of George Floyd on 25 May.

He died nearly 4,000 miles away from the UK in Minnesota, but his death was felt here in our black community too.

That’s why people like Shayne defied UK government coronavirus guidance and went out to protest on the weekend.

“We didn’t expect that many people to turn up at the protests, it was mad,” the 20-year-old tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

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