A PROTEST with social distancing will take place on Ealing Common this Sunday (26) at 1.45pm, organised by Black Lives Matter.  It will be their third protest on the Common in the last six weeks.

The last, on July 12, attracted 50 people and was addressed by Rupa Huq, the Ealing Central and Acton MP, and Balwinder Rana, convenor of West London Stand Up To Racism.

Live music and socially distanced dancing are also planned.

The group has also held similar protests in the last six weeks at Turnham Green, Hillingdon and Brentford.

Protesters have been demanding an end to police brutality against black people and also an end to racism still being experienced by black people in America and Europe.

Balwinder Rana said : “We saw what happened on Thursday in Islington when a police officer put his knee on the neck of a black man who was already in handcuffs and lying on the ground.

“That man was lucky because there were so many people around who were not just bystanders and were prepared to intervene, thus becoming upstanders.”