This mark of solidarity with the anti-racism movement was also observed by Starmer's fellow Labour MP Dawn Butler, who took the stance outside of parliament with a group of female MPs.
As #GeorgeFloyd is laid to rest may we all pledge to ensure we do our bit for a equal more equit… https://t.co/eV07EYcVef
— Dawn Butler MP✊🏾💙 (@Dawn Butler MP✊🏾💙)
In the US, Democrats including Nancy Pelosi took the knee in congress for almost nine minutes, the amount of time that officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the back of George Floyd's neck, and wore traditional African kente cloth scarves.
Congressional Democrats take a knee as they observe a nearly nine minute moment of silence for George Floyd at Eman… https://t.co/uhN8fh94kf