Protesters from Black Lives Matter brought transport routes around the UK to a standstill this morning as part of their campaign for a ‘nationwide shutdown’.The Black Lives Matter campaign who have been planning a ‘nationwide shutdown’ campaign on anniversary of London riots today made good their threat by closing roads leading to Heathrow and Birmingham airports by laying across three-lane motorways
The Black Lives Matter campaign who have been planning a ‘nationwide shutdown’ campaign on anniversary of London riots today made good their threat by closing roads leading to Heathrow and Birmingham airports by laying across three-lane motorways.
The demonstrations have caused chaos at one of the busiest times of the year for transport networks, as hundreds of families head off on their summer holidays.
Black Lives Matter dates back four years but has only gained momentum in Britain in recent weeks thanks to several high-profile protests on the streets of London.
The group was founded in the US in 2012, but ignited two years later when Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
That incident on August 9, 2014 was followed by other high-profile killings of black men and boys by police in other American cities including Baltimore and Cleveland.
Earlier this week more than 60 organisations affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement issued a list of demands calling for policing and criminal justice reforms.
What a sight..
To address criminal justice reform, movement organizers are calling for an end to the type of militarized police presence seen at protests in US cities such as Ferguson.
AllLivesMatter in my opinion!!
Photo Credit: Daily mail