November 2016: #SHUTDOWN Climate Crisis is a Racist Crisis

In November 2016, UKBLM ran a campaign against environmental racism and the climate crisis, which included an action carried out in solidarity with UKBLM, involving a group of allies shutting down London City Airport. For more on that action check out the video below, or read the coverage in The Guardian.

August 2016: Police response to BLM shutdown

Police ‘treated UK Black Lives Matter protesters more harshly due to race’:
Lawyer for four people arrested in Nottingham cites restrictive bail conditions and contrasts with treatment of EDL marchers. Read more here

August 5th 2016 BLM UK #SHUTDOWN

On 5th Agust 2016, UKBLM called a nationwide ‪#Shutdown: 05.08.16. #Shutdown racism. #Shutdown violence. #Shutdown borders. ‪#BlackLivesMatter. Catch the highlights below.

August 5th 2016 #Shutdown of M4, A45 & Notts City Centre

UK Black Lives Matter activists blocked off the M4 towards Heathrow airport, A45 approach to Birmingham City Airport and the tram routes in Nottingham city centre. This was to protest at deaths in police custody and the racist policing of borders. Learn more about the shutdown here.