Up to 200 people gathered on a beach near An Fál Carrach in west Donegal this evening in solidarity with the black community in the US and worldwide.

Part of the Black Lives Matter movement, the walk was also called Cóir do Dhaoine Dubha (Justice for Black People) since it was organised in a Gaeltacht area.

After several short talks from local organisers, the crowd walked on the beach for nine minutes - symbolising the duration that George Floyd was held under a policeman's knee in Minneapolis.

The organisers said that their intention was to to help start a conversation in Donegal and in Ireland about racism.

They said they also abided by strict social distancing rules by asking all participants to wear masks and to keep three metres apart.

The event was organised in conjunction with local gardaí and one garda was present at the event.