YORK anti-racist campaigners have joined today's protests but are not part of the mass demonstrations in London and elsewhere.

York Stand Up to Racism declared yesterday that its protest would be a virtual one.

Member are posting pictures of themselves taking part in solo protests, "taking a knee" by kneeling on one leg, holding up placards or putting posters on trees and street furniture.

Earlier this week they held a socially distancing Justice For George Floyd vigil outside York Minster.

Organisers limited the numbers taking place, marked out spaces that were two metres apart and ensured protesters kept their distance from each other.

Participants carried placards with messages including "No Justice, No Peace" and "A System Can’t Fail Those It Was Never Designed To Protect".

The York organisation is planning another socially distancing protest on Wednesday when participants will be invited to "take a knee" separately on their doorsteps or elsewhere at 6pm

Thousands of people in London defied pleas from the Home Secretary, the Health Secretary and the Mayor of London to restrict demonstrations to groups of no more than six people.