ANTI-RACISM campaigners plan to 'take the knee' in York city centre later this month the mark the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in America.

York Stand up to Racism says it will hold the anniversary ‘take the knee’ at 1pm on Saturday May 22 in Parliament Street.

The group called on young people to reject racism and join them in the anti-racist movement.

They said: "Young people are not born with racist ideas: as the Black Lives Matter movement shows, they are often at the forefront of demanding equality for their friends and classmates.

"This struggle is as important for white young people as for those from an ethnic minority background, because it is impossible to fight against the injustice young people face in education and at work if we are divided by race."