I thought there was something going on as I saw several police cars with burly police officers in vans, parked in side streets on a Saturday afternoon.
Shortly after, a group of about 100 or so #blacklivesprotesters turned holding placards on Jamaica Road. There seemed to be a lot of women in the protest. The atmosphere generally was pretty chilled.
The police vans, however, gave the protest a bit of tension. Road traffic police officers had their hands full controlling the heavy weekend traffic while all this was going on. One of the protesters said they were on their way to Downing Street and that the march started from Southwark Park.
I didn’t see any trouble from any of the protesters or the police, but a 60-year- old pedestrian who had just finished shopping at Tesco, shouted at them that they were ‘racist c**ts’ but everyone chose to ignore him.