Black Lives Matter protest planned for Preston tonight
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 3, 2020
A Black Lives Matter protest is set to be held in Preston city centre tonight (June 3).
The socially distanced event, an impromptu gathering organised today, will take place outside the Harris Museum at 8pm.
Members of Preston Windrush have organised the rally in response to the death of George Floyd in America.
46-year-old Mr Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis whilst being detained by officers who accused him of using a counterfeit $20 note..
Co-founder of the Windrush group, Glenda Andrew who has organised the event alongside Gemma Archer and other members, said that the protest will be almost ‘vigil’ like in remembrance of those who have lost their lives.
“This will be for everyone who has been victimised for being black or an ethnic minority,” she said,. “How many videos do we need to see of police treating black people unfairly who have then got away with it and not been charged?
“It’s the fact that this man’s life was taken.
“People in general are not happy about what’s going on. We will be remembering the ones who have gone – it will be like a vigil.
“I think Preston wants to make its stand. A lot of other cities are doing something. People want to come out in solidarity with those around the UK and across the world.”
Anyone is invited to attend the event.