October 2016: UKBLM join UFFC March

Black Lives Matter UK and the United Family and Friends Campaign (UFFC) gathered in central London to march against the deaths and abuse of those in police custody in the UK. Read more here.

September 2016: Co-creator of Black Lives Matter Alicia Garza

September 2016: Co-creator of Black Lives Matter Alicia Garza visiting Nottingham to speak at event with BLM Nottingham Chapter. More info on the event here.

August 2016 ‘One day the chains will be broken’

Marcia Rigg, whose brother Sean died in Brixton police station in 2008, and writer and activist Wail Qasim tell the Guardian’s Owen Jones why a Black Lives Matter movement is necessary in the UK and what they hope to achieve. View the full interview below.

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.

June 2016: Focus on the Funk Conference

Birkbeck Law School hosted Black Lives Matter co-creator Alicia Garzer, alongside Gayatari Spivak and UKBLM’s Adam Elliott-Cooper. More info on the conference can be found here.

October Dialogues: Black Lives Matter, The Past Present & Future

This is the first public Black Lives Matter conference in the UK, leading to the first BLM chapter in the UK, established in Nottingham. You can watch the full conference here