Kate and Rio Ferdinand ‘moved and overwhelmed’ as they attend Black Lives Matter march with his three children

Rio and Kate Ferdinand have reflected on an emotional day after attending the Black Lives Matter march on Saturday in London.

Kate, 29, who is a step-mother to Rio’s children, said she was “overwhelmed” as she shared photos from the protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd.

Rio and Kate are seen in front of Big Ben as they hold up Black Lives Matter signs while joining in on the peaceful protests.

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Sporting face masks, the couple pose for a photo with Lorenz, 12, Tate, 10, and Tia, eight, with another sign reading: “Silence is betrayal”.

Kate wrote alongside the images from the day: “Such a moving & overwhelming experience for us today.

“honestly, we were cautious about going & taking the children, but we are so glad we made the decision to go, it’s something we will all remember for the rest of our lives.”

She added: “It felt so good to be part of the movement. Our kids are the future, for us it’s so important for them to understand what is happening in the world and be part of the change, we need to continue to educate ourselves and the younger generation.

“Taking one knee with thousands of protesters & having a minutes silence is a moment that will stay with me for a very long time. We stand united #blacklivesmatter.”

Rio also shared some photos, adding that he hopes bringing the children along will have a “lasting effect” on them.

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The former footballer wrote: “Taking my family to Parliament Square today to be a part of the protest was very emotional. The importance of supporting such a cause can not be underestimated.

“Educating the next generation is an absolute must. For our children to have been a part of such an important protest is something that I’m sure will have a lasting effect on them. #blm #blacklivesmatter #protest.”

Other celebrities at the protest included Love Island’s Amber Gill, who gave out care packages which included face masks, anti-bacterial gel and snacks.

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Boxer Anthony Joshua also attended a march in Watford on crutches while wearing a knee brace.

"We can no longer sit back and remain silent on these senseless, unlawful killings," the world heavyweight champion told people at the gathering.

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