London carnival show goes on — with more importance than ever

  • FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, crowds on Ladbroke Grove take part in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London. London's Notting Hill Carnival traces its roots to the emancipation of Black slaves and race riots in the city during the late 1950s. Organizers say the event is more important than ever amid the worldwide campaign for justice following the death of George Floyd in police custody. But their message of resistance and reconciliation will be delivered online worldwide this weekend after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the party to reinvent itself as a virtual event. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

  • FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, costumed revellers pose ahead of the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London. London's Notting Hill Carnival traces its roots to the emancipation of Black slaves and race riots in the city during the late 1950s. Organizers say the event is more important than ever amid the worldwide campaign for justice following the death of George Floyd in police custody. But their message of resistance and reconciliation will be delivered online worldwide this weekend after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the party to reinvent itself as a virtual event. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

  • Salam Woldu and her daughter Janiah Hall, 7, get ready for a prepping event ahead of this year's Notting Hill Carnival which will be held virtually, in London, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. London's Notting Hill Carnival traces its roots to the emancipation of Black slaves and race riots in the city during the late 1950s. Organizers say the event is more important than ever amid the worldwide campaign for justice following the death of George Floyd in police custody. But their message of resistance and reconciliation will be delivered online worldwide this weekend after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the party to reinvent itself as a virtual event. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 file photo, a costumed reveller performs in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. London's Notting Hill Carnival traces its roots to the emancipation of Black slaves and race riots in the city during the late 1950s. Organizers say the event is more important than ever amid the worldwide campaign for justice following the death of George Floyd in police custody. But their message of resistance and reconciliation will be delivered online worldwide this weekend after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the party to reinvent itself as a virtual event. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

  • Ebony Beckford carries part of her costume as she gets ready for a prepping event ahead of this year's Notting Hill Carnival which will be held virtually, in London, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. London's Notting Hill Carnival traces its roots to the emancipation of Black slaves and race riots in the city during the late 1950s. Organizers say the event is more important than ever amid the worldwide campaign for justice following the death of George Floyd in police custody. But their message of resistance and reconciliation will be delivered online worldwide this weekend after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the party to reinvent itself as a virtual event. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Anucska Case assists Carolyn Roberts-Griffith, left, with her costume for a prepping event ahead of this years Notting Hill Carnival which will be held virtually, in London, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. London's Notting Hill Carnival traces its roots to the emancipation of Black slaves and race riots in the city during the late 1950s. Organizers say the event is more important than ever amid the worldwide campaign for justice following the death of George Floyd in police custody. But their message of resistance and reconciliation will be delivered online worldwide this weekend after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the party to reinvent itself as a virtual event. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON — Organizers of Europe’s biggest street fair, which traces its roots to the emancipation of Black slaves and race riots in London during the late 1950s, say the event is more important than ever amid the worldwide campaign for justice after George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis.