Anthony Joshua mingles with fellow protesters while Boris Becker marches in a face mask as they join Alexa Chung and Suki Waterhouse for Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the UK
Sportsmen Anthony Joshua and Boris Becker were among the stars who were spotted joining nationwide Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday.
Alexa Chung and Suki Waterhouse also took to their respective Instagram accounts as they joined British-based protesters, following George Floyd’s killing in police custody, which has sparked worldwide demonstrations since late last month.
Ex-police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after a video surfaced of him crushing 46-year-old Floyd’s neck with his knee in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Protest: British heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua is pictured at a Black Lives Matter protest in Watford on Saturday afternoon following the death of George Floyd in the United States
And heavyweight boxing champ Anthony, 30, was seen in the thick of the crowds as he supported the Black Lives Matter movement in his hometown of Watford.
Wearing a black hoodie with the movement’s name on the front, the WBA, WBO and IBF world champion joined hundreds of others on the peaceful protest.
At one stage, Joshua, who walked with crutches and wore a leg brace as he recovers from a training injury, addressed those gathered over a microphone.
Mask: Meanwhile, tennis icon Boris, 52, took to Instagram to share images of himself donning a green face mask, along with a black hoodie and cap as he protested in London
Capturing the moment: He trained his phone’s lens on the thronging crowds as he showed them holding Black Lives Matter banners aloft in a show of solidarity
A spokesperson for the star told Sportsmail that he he is wearing the race as a precautionary measure, after feeling a ‘slight twinge’ in his knee while training.
Ensuring his followers would catch every moment of the demonstration, the star opted to share a livestream on Instagram.
Meanwhile, tennis icon Boris, 52, took to Instagram to share images of himself donning a green face mask, along with a black hoodie and cap as he protested in London.
Killed: A private autopsy ordered by the family of George Floyd has found that he was killed by asphyxia due to ‘neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain’
He trained his phone’s lens on the thronging crowds as he showed them holding Black Lives Matter placards aloft in a show of solidarity.
Meanwhile, Alexa, 36, and Suki, 28, took to their respective Instagram accounts to share their own footage from the London protests.
Among the several images shared by model and actress Suki was a shot of a banner, which read: ‘Use our white privilege to dismantle the system.’
Their participation follows several days of countless celebrities publicly denouncing racism and the thousands of deaths of black people at the hands of the police.
Share: Suki Waterhouse took to her Instagram account to share footage of the London protest
Message: Suki shares shots of the many placards that were carried during the peaceful protest
United: The stars’ images showed countless demonstrators united in backing the movement
Snap: Alexa Chung was also among the stars who shared footage of themselves at the protests
Joshua is the latest high profile star to back the BLM movement following the death of African American George Floyd, who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, United States.
Police officer Derek Chauvin has since been charged with second degree murder after a video emerged showing him kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while he laid on the floor in handcuffs.
His death has sparked a series of sometimes protests across the United States and demonstrations around the world.
Home: Joshua joined hundreds of peaceful protesters on the march through his hometown
Mic: The boxer was handed a microphone to address those gathered during Saturday’s protest
Brace: The boxer wore a leg brace and walked with crutches after sustaining a training injury
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