Today we remember the tragic murder of George Floyd, but also the inspiring energy that arose in the space that was left. Together we rise to say enough is enough.

An injustice for one is an injustice to all and we stand in solidarity with all those fighting for change.

The renewed momentum of the BLM movement sparked by the death of George Floyd has opened up spaces for a global struggle against racialised violence, oppression and neocolonialism - @jacobinoire…
"The anger, pain & despair that poured out in the streets of America were so powerful that they shook the whole world, inspiring solidarity protests in dozens of countries, which gave more ammunition to challenge police state violence and the legacies of colonialism" @jacobinoire
The murder of George Floyd and the BLM movement also brought questions of race relations and racism in British society to the fore.

Read more about our research into the experiences of racism and BLM here ⤵️…
Racism is an everyday reality for those from minority and ethnic communities living in modern Britain. Our poll finds that around 40% of BAME Britons have experienced or witnessed racial abuse, racist violence or racism at work in the last 12 months.
"George Floyd looked like me, he could have been me, that's why his death reverberated around the world"
- @DavidLammy

The murder of George Floyd lives on in our collective memory. He, like so many others, were taken too soon, by structural and institutional forces that over police Black and Brown bodies.

The fight continues & we stand shoulder to shoulder with those committed to ending racism.

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