A MARCH is being organised by Black Lives Matter Taunton.

The event, which hopes to be a celebration of diversity, will take place on Saturday, August 29.

The group will meet at 11.30am to set off at noon from outside Mei's restaurant, with the procession heading towards Goodland Gardens for 1pm, where there will be a gathering of speakers and activists.

It follows a successful socially-distant gathering earlier this year, which brought people together to discuss their views and experiences of racism.

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The latest surge in the movement came after the horrific death of George Floyd in the USA, when a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Mr Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

BLM Taunton is currently looking in to racism in Somerset, with the hopes of increasing knowledge and awareness in order to create real change and progress.

The group is conducting an online survey to gather the views of the county's residents, as well as having pop-up stalls around the area. To take part visit: forms.gle/UUDtyjmNR4nAA7jq8.