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South Belfast residents pin posters and banners to Ormeau Park in support of BLM movement

The scene at Ormeau Park where artwork, socks and shoes hang on the gates and railings. Picture by Hugh Russell

RESIDENTS in south Belfast have created posters and banners to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The art works, which include foot-shaped cards and colourful tributes, have been pinned to the gates of Ormeau Park.

The posters include messages of solidarity for those affected by racism as well as support for the BLM movement, which has been protesting against police brutality and racism following the death of George Floyd.

Mr Floyd, an African-American, died in police custody in the US last month.

The idea for the tributes at Ormeau Park came from a group for residents and have been described by Claire Hanna, MP for South Belfast, as a "characteristically creative and meaningful response from south Belfast's diverse community".

She also appealed to people in the community to "add your artwork, socks or shoes to the railings of Ormeau Park some time this week".

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