Sefton’s support for George Floyd protests

Sefton’s support for George Floyd protests

by Tom Martin (June 2020)

CROSBY Library and Bootle Town Hall were illuminated to show support for peaceful protests following the death of George Floyd in America.

Protests were held across Merseyside on June 2 and Sefton Council wanted to play their part by helping to take a stand against racism and systemic discrimination against black people.

Cllr Ian Maher,  Leader  of  Sefton Council said: “The council has a proud history of supporting equality and diversity across our beautiful borough and beyond and remains committed to providing and supporting an environment and communities where all our people are valued for who they are at all times.

“Current events are striking a chord with many of us across Sefton, Merseyside, the UK and the world and illuminating Bootle Town Hall and Crosby Library tonight is to mark that resonance.”

A large group attended an event outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool when they held banners, wore t-shirts and chanted.

Mr Floyd’s death has sparked widescale protests across America and other countries after shocking mobile phone footage showed him being pinned to the ground by a police officer, who shockingly knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes while he shouted, “I can't breathe.”

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