HUNDREDS of people gathered in Salisbury this afternoon to stand against racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd in the USA.

Demonstrators took to the streets in front of the city's Guildhall with banners and boards.

The hundreds in attendance took a knee while holding signs which read "Black Lives Matter".

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Mr Floyd was an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes on May 25.

In video footage of the scene, since viewed around the world, Mr Floyd was heard repeatedly calling out “I can’t breathe”.

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Earlier this week, all four officers who were present at his death were handed news charges.

The charge against the officer who knelt on his neck, has been elevated to second-degree murder.

The other three officers, previously uncharged, face counts of aiding and abetting murder.

The incident has sparked protests and riots across America.