A PEACEFUL protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement will be held in Reading tomorrow (June 5).

Following the killing in the US of Geroge Floyd by a police officer, protests have been taking place around the world to speak out against racism.

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George's killing was filmed and went viral last week, as footage shows the officer kneeling on George's neck despite him crying out that he couldn't breathe.

He had been reported to police for allegedly paying for something with a counterfeit bill.

In the past week, protests across America, London, Southampton, Bournemouth and several other countries have been held.

Locals have arranged for a peaceful protest to take place in Reading tomorrow.

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Organisers have been spreading the word on social media, showing a schedule as follows:

1pm: Meeting in town centre

2pm: March for peace at the Black History Mural

3pm: Peaceful protest and one minute silence

Organisers are also reminding people to 'bring masks, signs and friends'.

A spokesman from Thames Valley Police said: "Thames Valley Police is committed to facilitating a peaceful protest and the right to freedom of expression, while also keeping the community safe.

"We support the public’s right to peaceful protest, and are working constructively with organisers to protect those rights.

"Furthermore, the public has a vital role to play by acting responsibly and following the new restrictions set out by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe."

Yesterday, the University of Reading released a statement about George Floyd's death, and support Black Lives Matter.

It reads: ""The murder of George Floyd reminds us that the experience of black, Asian, and minority ethnic people in our own communities is blighted by a deep-rooted, pervasive racism that cannot be allowed to thrive in 2020.

"We condemn racist violence. #BlackLivesMatter.

"We sympathise with those for whom racism is a daily and lifelong obstacle.

"We identify the size of the problem. And then we do something about it."

The full statement can be read here.