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Madonna stuns fans as she attends Black Lives Matter protest on CRUTCHES

Madonna has stunned adoring fans by turning up to the Black Lives Matter protest on crutches and joining fellow celebrities Anthony Joshua and Boris Becker. 

The legendary singer, 61, joined the protest in London on Saturday while battling a knee injury that she's been suffering with since her tour in October last year.    

Alexa Chung and Suki Waterhouse also took to their respective Instagram accounts as they joined British-based protesters following George Floyd's killing in police custody, which has sparked worldwide demonstrations since late last month.

Supportive: Madonna has stunned adoring fans by turning up to the Black Lives Matter protest on crutches and joining fellow celebrities Anthony Joshua and Boris Becker

Ex-police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after a video surfaced of him crushing 46-year-old Floyd's neck with his knee for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Madonna wore a Black Lives Matter Nike t-shirt and a pair of oversized sunglasses to try and keep a low profile during the protest.  

Fans took to Twitter to share their pictures of the superstar and praise her for 'always being on the right side of history'. 

Strong: The legendary singer, 61, joined the protest in London on Saturday while battling a knee injury that she's been suffering with since her tour in October last year

Some shared videos of the superstar as she shouted, 'No justice, no peace!', alongside hundreds of protestors. 

One fan wrote: 'QUEEN Madonna at the Black Lives Matter protest in London today! Always on the right side of history!'

Madonna braved the pain of her crippling knee injury, just days after emerging from hospital. 

Protest: British heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua is pictured at a Black Lives Matter protest in Watford on Saturday afternoon following the death of George Floyd in the United States

Out in force: Madonna joined hordes of crowds at the Black Lives Matter march, despite being on crutches

In March, the Vogue hitmakerwrote on Instagram about hurting her knees while falling on stage two nights prior 'when a chair was literally pulled out from underneath me by mistake and I landed on the floor on my tail bone.'

She described herself as 'a broken doll held together with tape and glue' as she announced she was taking some much needed bed rest in hopes of finishing her Madame X tour which launched in September 2019. 

Meanwhile, heavyweight boxing champ Anthony, 30, was seen in the thick of the crowds as he supported the Black Lives Matter movement in his hometown of Watford and was also on crutches. 

Feeling the love: Overwhelmed fans hugged the star as she came out to support the movement 

Powerful: Fans took to Twitter to share their pictures of the superstar and praise her for 'always being on the right side of history'

'No peace!': Some shared videos of the superstar as she shouted, 'No justice, no peace!', alongside hundreds of protestors

Wearing a black hoodie with the movement's name on the front, the WBA, WBO and IBF world champion joined hundreds of others on the peaceful protest.

At one stage, Joshua, who wore a leg brace as he recovers from a training injury, addressed those gathered over a microphone.

In an impassioned speech, he called for unity as he urged everyone not to remain silence over issues facing the black community.

Home: Joshua joined hundreds of peaceful protesters on the march through his hometown 

Mic: The boxer was handed a microphone to address those gathered during Saturday's protest

He said: 'Every life matters, one hundred percent I agree with that. But that include black lives and that’s why we’re here today. George Floyd, we’re all aware of his name, was a catalyst that is already way too long.

But ask yourself a question. How does the looting for the latest flat screen TV help him or his family? How does burning down shops and taking another life stop the virus from spreading? And remember the virus we’re talking about is racism.

‘Killing a person outright is unforgivable. But stripping them of their human right, oppressing them, mocking them, insulting them, placing glass ceilings above them; just because of what, their skin

Mask: Meanwhile, tennis icon Boris, 52, took to Instagram to share images of himself donning a green face mask, along with a black hoodie and cap as he protested in London

Capturing the moment: He trained his phone's lens on the thronging crowds as he showed them holding Black Lives Matter banners aloft in a show of solidarity

A spokesperson for the star told Sportsmail that he he is wearing the brace as a precautionary measure, after feeling a 'slight twinge' in his knee while training.

Ensuring his followers would catch every moment of the demonstration, the star opted to share a livestream on Instagram.

Elsewhere, Kate Ferdinand shared an impassioned social media post on Saturday after attending the Black Lives Matter protest in London with husband Rio and his three children.  

Support: Kate Ferdinand shared an impassioned social media post on Saturday after attending the Black Lives Matter protests in London with husband Rio and his three children

Black Lives Matter: The former TOWIE star, 29, took to Instagram to share a series of images of herself and her family supporting the movement during the peaceful protests in the capital's Parliament Square

Making a stand: Kate told how attending the event was a 'moving and overwhelming' experience for them and also detailed how important it was for the children to attend

The former TOWIE star, 29, took to Instagram to share a series of images of herself and her family supporting the movement during the peaceful protests in the capital's Parliament Square.

Kate told how attending the event was a 'moving and overwhelming' experience for them and also detailed how important it was for the children to attend.

Alongside the snaps, the star shared a passionate post in which she detailed why it was vital for her step-children to know what is happening in the world, adding that it was an experience they'll remember for 'the rest of our lives.' 

Stand united: In the snaps, Kate and Rio donned matching monochrome face masks, black caps and dark sunglasses as they joined thousands of marchers in protesting police brutality against the black community

Important: Alongside the snaps, the star shared a passionate post in which she detailed why it was vital for her step-children to know what is happening in the world, adding that it was an experience they'll remember for 'the rest of our lives' 

While Rio shared the same images and also shared that attending the protest with his family was 'emotional' for him, adding the importance of educating young people on the issues facing black people today. 

Meanwhile, tennis icon Boris, 52, took to Instagram to share images of himself donning a green face mask, along with a black hoodie and cap as he protested in London.

He trained his phone's lens on the thronging crowds as he showed them holding Black Lives Matter placards aloft in a show of solidarity.

Killed: A private autopsy ordered by the family of George Floyd has found that he was killed by asphyxia due to 'neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain' 

Meanwhile, Alexa, 36, and Suki, 28, took to their respective Instagram accounts to share their own footage from the London protests.

Among the several images shared by model and actress Suki was a shot of a banner, which read: 'Use our white privilege to dismantle the system.'

Their participation follows several days of countless celebrities publicly denouncing racism and the thousands of deaths of black people at the hands of the police.

Share: Suki Waterhouse took to her Instagram account to share footage of the London protest

Message: Suki shares shots of the many placards that were carried during the peaceful protest

United: The stars' images showed countless demonstrators united in backing the movement

Snap: Alexa Chung was also among the stars who shared footage of themselves at the protests

Joshua is the latest high profile star to back the BLM movement following the death of African American George Floyd, who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, United States.

Police officer Derek Chauvin has since been charged with second degree murder after a video emerged showing him kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes while he laid on the floor in handcuffs.

His death has sparked a series of sometimes protests across the United States and demonstrations around the world. 

Brace: The boxer wore a leg brace and walked with crutches after sustaining a training injury

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