THIS is pure and utter madness – a massive Black Lives Matter protest at Hyde Park in London.

Covid-19 is known to affect black and minority ethnic (BAME) folk to a greater effect than other populations, yet seemingly thousands of BAME folk and others have got together in Hyde Park to protest against the killing by police of George Floyd in the USA.

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Now I was (like most decent folk) repulsed by the video of George’s death, but am I angry enough to risk catching Covid-19 in protesting? The hell I am, and you what, such a reckless act meets squarely with the right wing who’ll be delighted at the increased deaths amongst BAME attendees.

Covid-19 has an incubation period of around 12 days, so the next fortnight will be interesting.

I’ve witnessed some seriously crazy acts in my time, but this just about beats them all!

Piers Doughty-Brown