Tag: Black Lives Matter

Vigil will mark anniversary of George Floyd murder

Anti-racist protesters will ‘take the knee’ at a vigil in Cross Flatts Park, Beeston tomorrow at 6pm (25 May 2021) on the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Policeman Derek Chauvin. The death of George Floyd reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter campaign and saw demonstrations around

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