TODAY, hundreds of people gathered in the centre of Salisbury to stand against racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd.

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

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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.

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

The incident has sparked protests and riots across America.