Black Lives Matter protesters are back at Regent Circus this afternoon.

Around 60 people have gathered opposite the central library with signs declaring “no justice, no peace” and “black lives matter”. They plan to march to Wharf Green before 2.30pm.

It comes a month after hundreds marched from Regent Circus to Wharf Green and back, one of thousands of events and marches organised worldwide in response to the death of George Floyd in the USA.

Organiser Zak Agilah told the Adver: “We’ve not given up. We’re not going to stop.” He pointed to recent stories in the national press demonstrating the importance of the cause, including reports that two Met Police detectives had been suspended after allegedly taking selfies with the bodies of murder victims Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry, both of whom were black.

Mohamed Agilah, 32, said: “The message for me is it’s about equality. It’s about everyone having the same equal rights regardless of skin colour or creed.

“No one is trying to say white lives don’t matter. 

“We’re saying black lives matter because at the moment they don’t seem to.”

Asked why she had joined the protest, one 13-year-old girl said: “If all of the people who were killed were white they would probably have already got justice.”