Demonstrators marched towards Downing Street on Saturday in support of Black Trans Lives Matter, as annual Pride celebrations were forced to move online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
London’s Pride event, which normally attracts thousands of people supporting the LGBTQ+ community, has been postponed this summer due to COVID-19.
Although the main celebration did not take place, a number of demonstrators held a Black Trans Lives Matter march to honour black transgender people and raise awareness of the violence and prejudice they face.
Demonstrators gathered at Hyde Park Corner before their march, with many following coronavirus safety guidance by wearing face masks and also carrying flowers as the organisers had requested.
Did the Black Trans Lives Matters organisers forget to invite any black people? 😂pic.twitter.com/Sg4s1rlXGl
— Chris Rose (@ArchRose90) June 27, 2020
BLM are now having a “black trans” protest, seemingly only the white Marxist element of their cult rocked up 😂 pic.twitter.com/SibnXSeAwH
— Jack Dawkins (@DawkinsReturns) June 27, 2020
— Grievance Monkey™ 🏴 (@GrievanceMonkey) June 28, 2020
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