Stormzy Reportedly Joins Protestors In London In Support Of Black Lives Matter March
Stormzy is said to be one of the many big names to join protests in London in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, with the Press Association reporting he was part of the crowd at Parliament Square yesterday (7 June).
The rapper was spotted with friends, and even stopped to speak with fellow demonstrators.
Like many others at the protest, he was also seen wearing a face mask as a coronavirus safety measure.
Fitness trainer Armz Korleone, who was pictured with Stormzy, told the Metro that the star was simply there to 'peacefully support a positive movement'.
While some people on social media weren't convinced that it was Stormzy, others shared their own anecdotes of speaking to him on the day.
One person tweeted: "This actually was Stormzy however! Just bad angles! He was protesting beside my friends and I for like 20 minutes and he spoke to us about the protests n speeches, though whenever people asked he would refuse selfies. Exact same gold/silver tooth and exact same voice."
Responding to someone on Twitter, Armz Korleone also confirmed it was Stormzy, saying: "I won't lie it was. Its jus dat mask and da angle."
He added: "He was tryna remain inconspicuous guess it worked."
LADbible has reached out to Stormzy for comment.
Meanwhile, over in Bristol yesterday, protestors made headlines after they tore down a statue of 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston.
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After attaching ropes to the figure and managing to pull it from its plinth, some people knelt on the neck of Colston, mimicking the actions of Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused with second degree murder and manslaughter following George Floyd's death.
They then hauled it over to the nearby water and threw it into the city's famous Floating Harbour.
While their actions have received some backlash online, Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue for many was seen as an 'affront to humanity', having been the subject of much controversy over the years.
He said in a statement: "Today's protest saw around 10,000 people take to the city streets to stand against injustice and racism, with many more joining in at home by Taking the Knee.
"I know the removal of the Colston Statue will divide opinion, as the statue itself has done for many years. However it's important to listen to those who found the statue to represent an affront to humanity." Marvin Rees 3/4
- Bristol City Council (@BristolCouncil) June 7, 2020
"Thank you to everyone who took part peacefully and respected the need to protect their communities as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
"I know the removal of the Colston Statue will divide opinion, as the statue itself has done for many years. However it's important to listen to those who found the statue to represent an affront to humanity.
"Let's make the legacy of today about the future of our city, tackling racism and inequality. I call on everyone to challenge racism and inequality in every corner of our city and wherever we see it."
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