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Five friends are spending their summer training for a 600 kilometre charity bike ride from Hackney to Edinburgh.

Activists held a rally outside a Hackney police station to protest against police brutality and section 60.

Anti-racist events continue to be held across the borough including a transatlantic online rally with MP Diane Abbott and American civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Hackney’s Basic Unit (BCU) Commander hopes increased communication will help reduce tensions heightened by recent protests condemning police brutality and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Earlier this month hundreds of children from all over Hackney took part in a march against racism.

With Black Lives Matter putting racial equality at the top of the agenda, journalist Loretta Thomas, who lives in Islington and grew up in Hackney, says we should rethink the language we use.

Communal meditations were held in London Field’s in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement on June 4-7.

Protesters demanded an end to racism in another demonstration outside Hackney Town Hall.

Monuments, names and memorials around north London have come under intense scrutiny as the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum.

A statue of a slave trader in Hackney is now specifically under review.

Hackney Council has launched a review into the naming of public spaces following the toppling of a statue celebrating a slave trader in Bristol.

An online Black Lives Matter rally saw activists and MPs speak out in solidarity with protesters demonstrating against police brutality and racism.

Hackney Council is holding an online vigil to remember George Floyd tonight (June 8).

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