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Everyday racism: Four people talk about their experiences of racism in NI

This week's Black Lives Matter rally in Belfast unleashed a torrent of shocking race-hate experiences in Northern Ireland. Leona O'Neill talks to four people about their daily battle against racist attitudes

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Angel Arutura at home with her dad Cuthbert Tura Arutura

Angel Arutura at home with her dad Cuthbert Tura Arutura

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Daily struggle: Angel Arutura weeps during the Black Lives Matter rally at City Hall

Daily struggle: Angel Arutura weeps during the Black Lives Matter rally at City Hall

Angel Arutura as a child

Angel Arutura as a child

George Floyd

George Floyd

Battle: Adekanmi Abayomi

Battle: Adekanmi Abayomi

Tough times: Macy Stewart

Tough times: Macy Stewart

Angel Arutura at home with her dad Cuthbert Tura Arutura

In the wake of this week's Black Lives Matter rally, which saw 2,000 people take to the streets of Belfast to protest over the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, black people from across Northern Ireland who attended have been telling their own stories of racial abuse.

They speak of verbal abuse in playgrounds as children, brutal physical attacks as adults, homes sprayed with graffiti and property vandalised and being afraid of letting their young children play in the street in case they are subjected to racist abuse.

Queen's University Belfast student Angel Arutura (20) lives in Ballygowan, Co Down, with her parents, Cuthbert and Lisa, and two sisters. She says she has suffered racial abuse and exclusion since she was a little girl.