PEOPLE in Devizes joined in a taking the knee gathering on Sunday to show their solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement.

They gathered outside St Andrew’s Church to support the campaign which has spread across the world following the death of George Floyd in America.

Kathryn Saunders, who took part, said: “People of a variety of ages and stages met together outside St. Andrew’s Church, to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

“There were two short speeches from local students and we then joined silently in taking the knee, for 8mins 46 seconds, in memory of George Floyd and all who have been murdered because of the colour of their skin.

“All lives do matter, but that means nothing unless black lives matter. The anti-racist attitudes are often sub-conscious but that is no excuse for not addressing them. We intend to educate ourselves by listening to members of the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority community.”