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British opposition leader Starmer takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter

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FILE PHOTO: Keir Starmer, Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader speaks at the House of Commons during question period amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in London, Britain May 20, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer was photographed taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday.

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked protests against police brutality across America that have spread globally and reinvigorated the campaign for racial justice.

In Britain, tens of thousands took to the streets in London and other cities to protests over the weekend, with more demonstrations planned in the coming days.

“We kneel with all those opposing anti-Black racism #BlackLivesMatter,” Starmer said in a tweet alongside a picture of him and deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner kneeling inside a parliamentary office.

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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