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In pictures: Hundreds join George Floyd protest in Cardiff

Protest outside Cardiff Castle in response to the death of George Floyd. Photo credit: Matthew Horwood

Hundreds of people joined together in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in the US.

Photo credit: Matthew Horwood

The demonstration took place outside Cardiff Castle and was organised following the death of Mr Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 25 May while in police custody.

Photo credit: Matthew Horwood

There has been civil unrest across the USA sparked by the 46-year-old’s death, which has sparked worldwide protests including those in UK cities.

Ex-policeman Derek Chauvin, 44, was sacked and has since been charged with murdering Mr Floyd.

George Floyd, died in police custody after being arrested outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Footage of the arrest shows a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while he was pinned to the floor. Three other police officers have been sacked, but it is not known if and what charges they may face.

Derek Chauvin is due to appear in court on Monday.

Photo credit: Matthew Horwood

In Cardiff, protesters gathered at 1pm and sat peacefully in the city centre displaying ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘Say their names’ and ‘Change the system’ placards.