PLANS for the Tyne Valley's first anti-racism peaceful demonstration have been revealed.

The event, called Hexham Against Racism Peaceful Demonstration, was created on Facebook on Saturday and will take place at Tyne Green on Saturday, July 11 at 2pm.

Organisers said a peaceful demonstration will take place in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The event has been set up with the aim of "Supporting BAME members of our community with music, public speakers and a march through Hexham following a planned route, recommended social distancing guidelines and with the support of Northumbria Police," the event's description said.

A map showing the route the demonstration plans to take was also shared.

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The Hexham Against Racism group was formed after it was claimed that ‘pockets of racism exist in Tynedale’.

In a post in the Facebook event, one of the organisers said: "This is not a protest, but a positive show of solidarity with the support of our Mayor and the local police.

"Please feel free to come along, meet new people, engage in conversation and help us make positive steps toward addressing racial discrimination and inequality in Tynedale."