Hundreds gathered in Brixton to protest against the killing of two black men in the US


Hundreds of demonstrators protested in London against the killing of two black men in the United States.

Brixton was brought to a standstill as a crowd chanting "black lives matter" and "hands up, don't shoot" took to the streets on Saturday.

The crowd of approximately 300 people gathered in Windrush Square before marching to the nearby police station, and then through neighbouring streets.

It followed a protest in central London on Friday after the shooting of black men by US police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and St Paul, Minnesota. Those deaths were followed by the reprisal shooting of five officers in Dallas, Texas.

Many took to Twitter under the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter to air their support.