A BLACK Lives Matter protest is planned to take place in Brighton and Hove today.

Those taking part plan to meet at noon at Brighton Palace Pier.

This comes almost a month after more than 10,000 people filled the city's streets to show their support for the global movement.

It is not yet known how many will attend today's event.

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The Argus:

There were a flurry of marches and peaceful protests in Brighton and Hove, and across the world, early last month following the death of George Floyd.

George Floyd was an unarmed black man who died after being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer.

He pleaded for air, telling the officer "I can't breathe" as he knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.

The Argus:

The largest Brighton and Hove protest took place on June 13, organised by Brighton Black Lives Matter.

The campaign group said this date had been chosen “as it correlates to the 13th Amendment that has caused the mass incarceration of black people (and other ethnic groups) in the US”.

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This amendment stated that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”.

The Argus:

Ahead of the June event, a spokesman for the group said: "The fight starts now.

“We may not live in America. We may be able to walk the streets, breathe, look, jog, be in the comfort of our own homes without being killed (the list goes on), but the UK is not innocent.

"This public demonstration will be creating history alongside people globally also responding to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Argus:

“We will be acknowledging our privileges and supporting those in America who are oppressed more so.

“We will be destroying the facade of Brighton being 'such an accepting community' and presenting the horrible truth of racism still lurking explicitly and subtly in the UK today."

Brighton Black Lives Matter has also organised today's event.

The Argus:

Posters promoting the march have called it a "Brighton Peaceful Protest".

Those attending are asked to meet at Brighton Palace Pier at noon, bringing a mask, gloves and water with them.

"If you have experienced Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend," the poster urges.

Another promotional poster states: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.

"It's (Black Lives Matter) a movement not a moment.

"Please wear masks; bring food and water; banners are welcomed and encouraged."

Ahead of the protest, Brighton and Hove City Council has stated its desire to make the city an "anti-racist city.

Councillor Carmen Appich, chairwoman of the tourism, equality, communities and culture committee, said: "More than 10,000 people safely took part in Black Lives Matter protests in the city in June.

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The Argus:

"It was a powerful demonstration and affirmation of the city’s values of inclusivity and desire for us to become an anti-racist city.

"We welcome the commitments made so far by people and organisations in the city to be anti-racist and we call on all services and employers in the city to do everything they can to work towards Brighton and Hove becoming an anti-racist city. We stand ready to work with you.”