UK Black Lives Matter protests live: Oxford demo to target Rhodes statue

Posted by on June 9, 2020 7:34 am
Categories: Global Stories

Live coverage and reaction from around the UK as Oxford demonstration against Cecil Rhodes statue expected this evening

12.05pm BST

A number of NHS trusts, which are responsible for hospitals and GPs’ practices, are holding a minute’s silence at midday in solidarity against racism:

In partnership with a number of Trusts nationwide, we will be holding a minute’s silence at 12noon today to call for a moment of solidarity against racism and to acknowledge the significant impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities. We invite you to join in this one-minute silence

I am standing with @uhbtrust at 12:00 noon to mark the funeral of George Floyd – USA. Companies across the UK will hold a minute’s silence. We also stand against racism & will remember all the victims of Covid-19, which has disproportionately affected the BAME community. @alrikka

Led by our internal BME network, today we invited all our colleagues to observe a minute’s silence in remembrance of George Floyd and to show our ongoing commitment to tackling race inequalities and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

11.55am BST

It turns out the justice questions in the Commons didn’t touch on the Black Lives Matter protests.

David Lammy, the shadow justice secretary, pressed the justice minister Lucy Frazer on the issue of children in young offender institutions across the UK.

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