Photos : Anthony Joshua attends Black Lives Matter protest in Watford

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua joined the Black Lives Matter protest in his hometown of Watford

The unified world heavyweight champion marched through the streets of his hometown before speaking to the gathering at a park, where he read a poem from another Watford local and friend.

In a speech shared via his official Instagram account, 30-year-old Joshua said: “We can no longer sit back and remain silent on these senseless, unlawful killings and sly racism on another human being – based on what? Only their skin colour.

“We need to speak out in peaceful demonstrations – just like today, so well done Watford.

“We must not use a demonstration for selfish motives and turn it into rioting and looting.”

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