Hundreds of radical person gathered for an anti-racism objection astatine the Marcus Rashford mural.
There has been an outpouring of enactment since the artwork was vandalised pursuing England's decision successful the Euro 2020 final.
The mural successful the Manchester suburb of Withington wherever Rashford grew up has since been repainted and covered successful supportive messages.
People took the genu arsenic the Stand Up to Racism demo began astatine 18:00 BST.
Members of the assemblage addressed the 700-strong assemblage done large speakers and a connection from Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham was besides work out.
Karen Reismann, 61, who was fined £10,000 for breaching Covid rules during an NHS wage protest, said: "We each cognize [that these radical think] if they triumph they are English, if they suffer they are black."
One young miss besides addressed the protestors to accidental however overmuch she admired Manchester United guardant Rashford for having the bravery to instrumentality a penalty.
"I'm not huffy astatine him, I'm conscionable truthful arrogant of however helium tried to bash the goal," she said.
The mural was defaced with respective curse words soon aft Rashford missed a penalty, on with Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, successful the 3-2 shootout nonaccomplishment to Italy.
Greater Manchester Police said it was investigating a study of racially aggravated harm astatine the mural and a societal media station which was directed astatine Rashford, Sancho and Saka connected Sunday.
Assistant Chief Constable Chris Sykes condemned the racist maltreatment and "vile behaviour" which has directed towards the England players.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to clasp a gathering with societal media firms regarding taking tougher enactment implicit racism.
Withington Walls co-founder Ed Wellard, who commissioned the artwork, said those liable for the vandalism should beryllium educated alternatively than punished.
A crowdfunding leafage for the mural has present raised much than £34,000, which Mr Wellard said would beryllium utilized to money further pieces.