Black Lives Matter Mars U.S. Embassy London – Oliver Malin
Unless you’ve been stuck in space or Elon Musk has deployed you to test the feasibility of luxury corporate space travel during the pandemic, you know we are currently experiencing the world’s largest movement of people. black civil rights since 1968. This has seen an impressive barrage of activity brought about by the incomprehensible murder of George Floyd at the hands of an incredibly evil Minnesota police officer. The flame ignited and it fueled the fire of a mini world revolution. This march took place on Sunday June 7, 2020 from Parliament Square to the American Embassy, Nine Elms London.
This series of photos captures the last day of recent protest activity in London (with the exception of Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream Notoriety), which toured the US Embassy in Nine Elms, near Vauxhall in London.
A police wall creates a sort of movable barrier between a section of the march, to be honest they felt more with the protesters than against
A bit of an Esq photo “Where’s Wally” taken from a position at least 2 meters away from someone else
Another view of protesters descending to Victoria Station via Vauxhall Bridge
George Bernard Shaw once said that you should always lock the hidden truth into humor, in this case there is no hiding the reality of the situation before us as empathetic citizens of the world.
The strength of BLM’s current trajectory comes from several specific incidents of societal racism, which must end if we can move forward for a loving future of togetherness.
I just took the picture and didn’t create the sign
I love everything about this pic for a myriad of reasons, the color palette alone is what we all need in an early morning pic to be toned in those lukewarm times.
The first price of the meta sign of the day, is awarded to this lady, your prize awaits you at Artlyst HQ post-pandemic
Fuck Racism will hopefully be our national slogan sooner rather than later; maybe this can be the poster?
Anyone wondering how to use your position of power well, just follow the example of Bobby Gillespie from Primal Screams, that simple.
Top photo: A lucky shot not quite to the point, but the energy of these protesters is palatable and real
Words / Photos Oliver Malin © Artlyst 2020
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We all need to be better informed. Read this list of Ibram X Kendi from The New York Times in 2019 and educate yourself: Anti-racist reading list.