SCORES of Islanders are gathered in Newport's Church Litten park this lunchtime (Thursday) as part of the Black Lives Matter campaign, following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Michigan, USA last week.

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Organisers say the protest will strictly follow social distancing rules, with protesters stood in groups of 6, 2 metres apart. There will be gaps of at least 3 metres between each group of 6.

At 12:10pm, protesters on the Isle of Wight will 'take a knee', or kneel in solidarity, and hold a 9 minutes silence in memory of George Floyd. 

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A video of a police officer kneeling on Mr Floyd's neck for nine minutes has shocked the world and sparked protests in the United States and in the UK.

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