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Black Lives Matter protests taking place across Surrey and Hampshire this weekend

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Black Lives Matter protests taking place across Surrey and Hampshire this weekend

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:32pm 5th June 2020. (Updated at 2:24pm 10th June 2020)

Protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement are set to take place across Surrey and Hampshire this weekend.

Demonstrations have been taking place across the country following the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 25 May.

White police officer Derek Chauvin has had the charges against him upgraded to second-degree murder, while his colleagues, J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane, are being charged with aiding and abetting murder, as well as aiding and abetting manslaughter.

Peaceful protests in Surrey and Hampshire:

At the Guildford protest on Saturday (6 June), demonstrators will meet at the bottom of the high street, near Wagamamas. 

They will then march to Stoke Park, where they will lay on the ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds with their hands behind their backs in memory of George Floyd.

People are being encouraged to bring face masks and are reminded to maintain social distancing.

A second demonstration will again take place in Stoke Park at 1pm on Wednesday (10 June).

In Woking, demonstrators will meet at 2pm on Sunday (7 June) to peacefully protest in Jubilee Square.

This will coincide with a protest in London outside the US Embassy.

A 'Justice4George Rally' will also be held in Aldershot on Sunday (7 June) between 1pm and 5pm at the Queens Road Recreation Ground in North Camp.

There will be guest speakers and an open mic, and people are encouraged to bring posters and a jar with a tealight inside.

Thursday's (11 June) protest in Farnham has been cancelled, and replaced by a demonstration on Saturday (6 June) in Gostrey Meadow.

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, protesters are encouraged to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.