PEOPLE in Oxford joined a vigil to demand justice for George Floyd, who recently died in police custody in America.

Yesterday afternoon, 18 people joined the vigil, organised by Oxford Stand Up To Racism, which ended with everyone taking a knee and holding a minute's silence.

Pat Carmody, from Oxford Stand Up To Racism, said: "A lot of people wanted to show their support for George Floyd's family, and anger at yet another death at the hands of the police.

"In the US, black men and boys face a one in 1,000 chance of being killed by police over the course of their life and means they are two and a half times more likely to die than whites after contact with the police.

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"We wanted to send out a message that Black Lives Matter - wherever people are, and wanted to send a message of solidarity to George Floyd's family and all those protesting against the incredible levels of racism in the US.

"In the UK, we have witnessed deaths of black people in police custody with no officers brought to charge, and racist discrimination is a fact of life for too many people in the UK."

Footage shows police kneeling on Mr Floyd's neck while he said he couldn't breathe

Vigil attendees discussed the nature of racism and committed to continue to fight it.