Tag: Black Lives Matter

Leeds City Council launches review into city statues

As Black Lives Matter protests continue, a long-standing former councillor has been appointed to lead a city-wide review into statues and monuments across Leeds. Alison Lowe, chief executive of Beeston-based mental health charity Touchstone, who was the first female BAME city councillor and represented Labour from 1990 to 2019, has

Group calls on people to #TakeTheKnee for George Floyd tonight

This evening (Wednesday 3 June 2020) at 6pm Stand Up To Racism calls on people to “take the knee” (ie kneel down on one knee) on their doorsteps or wherever they are. This is part of a day of action in solidarity with the #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter movement and to highlight