A moving vigil in remembrance of murdered George Floyd took place in Bristol this evening.
The event was staged at College Green to mark the one-year anniversary since he was killed.
Mr Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes on May 25 last year.
A nine-minute silence took place from 8pm.
Speakers at tonight’s event included Cleo Lake – the Green candidate at the PCC elections earlier this month – members of Bristol Copwatch, a police monitoring organisation and Glad Colston is Gone group.
A performance poet also spoke about police brutality and civil rights issues during the event.
She said: “For centuries there’s been such abuse, inequalities and divides, and whether you like it or not, white lives have always been prioritised, so I hope this helps to crystallise, this systemic racism has gone on for centuries.
“Too many black people have been robbed of their past present and legacies.”
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Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis policeman, was found guilty of murdering him last month.
At the end of a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol last summer, a statue of Edward Colston was toppled and thrown into the harbourside.
It was later retrieved from the water and taken to a museum.