HACKNEY Kids are out in force today to say #BlackLivesMatter

Hackney Kids! Take the knee challenge!
Say No To Racism and come today at 12noon to 2pm at Millfields Park North Playground (Casimir Road) – superhero outfit optional.

#BlackLivesMatter#BlackLivesMatter#BlackLivesMatter#BlackLivesMatter#BlackLivesMatter

Emily Thornberry (Labour’s shadow international trade secretary) has written to the government to demand that exports of British-made riot control equipment to the US be stopped immediately. You can read her letter here – https://twitter.com/EmilyThornberry/status/1267900461090291714?s=20

There is an article relating to this in The Guardian – ‘George Floyd protest: halt UK riot gear sales to US police, says Labour’ –
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/george-floyd-halt-uk-riot-gear-sales-to-us-police-says-labour

In addition, both Hackney MPs have written in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, as you can read here –
https://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/hackney-mps-support-black-lives-matter-1-6682591

On behalf of Hackney Council, the Mayor of Hackney has made this statement about the death of George Floyd – https://news.hackney.gov.uk/statement-from-the-mayor-and-cabinet-about-the-death-of-george-floyd/

The need to end racial inequality in this country, is in the news and supported by Hackney Labour.

The report into the ethnic disparities in Covid-19 deaths makes for sobering reading, reflecting as it does the socio-economic inequality between people of different ethnicities in this country. It is incomprehensible that it contains no recommendations at all as to how to rectify the issues identified in the report.

Hackney Labour has also supported Hackney Council’s letter to the Government on this matter – http://www.hackney-labour.org.uk/hackney-labour-fights-on-to-tackle-inequality-of-impact-of-covid-19/

As the Mayor of Hackney says in his statement:

“Hackney has a strong tradition of standing up to racism and we are a proud, diverse borough but the death of Mr Floyd highlights the injustices faced by Black communities and how vital it is that we never stop fighting discrimination and hate.” We certainly won’t stop.

6 June 2020

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