Lewis Capaldi joins in Black Lives Matter protests at Edinburgh park

He was seen among the thousands of protesters giving a thumbs up.

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi joined thousands of activists at Edinburgh’s Black Lives Matter event.

The Bathgate-born musician was seen supporting others in Holyrood Park where the demonstration took place.

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He was spotted wearing a black hoodie and a black mask among the sea of demonstrators shouting anti-racist slogans.

Lewis Capaldi was spotted in Holyrood Park during Edinburgh's Black Lives Matter protest picture: PALewis Capaldi was spotted in Holyrood Park during Edinburgh's Black Lives Matter protest picture: PA
Lewis Capaldi was spotted in Holyrood Park during Edinburgh's Black Lives Matter protest picture: PA | PA (Press Association)

Capaldi, 23, has been a vocal supporter of the movement since George Floyd was unlawfully killed by a police officer in the US.

The Someone You Love singer joined others in posting a black square on his Instagram account with the hashtag #blackouttuesday this week and wrote a message on twitter asking fans “to sign petitions or donate money if you are able to."

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In pictures: Edinburgh's Black Lives Matter protest in Holyrood Park

Capaldi is one of many stars joining in the Black Lives Matter protests across the country.

Celebrities including John Boyega, Billie Piper and Liam Payne all turned out for a rally in Hyde Park on Wednesday.

The death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked weeks of demonstrations across the world over police brutality against African-Americans.

Footage of Floyd has been circulating the internet showing him lying on the ground as a police officer kneels on his neck for eight minutes.

Floyd can be heard saying he can not breathe, but the officer fails to move.

Derek Chauvin has since been taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder which was later changed to second-degree murder.

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