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Harris and Preston Market Hall to be lit purple in solidarity with George Floyd

Posted on - 1st June, 2020 - 6:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
Preston Market and its canopy will turn purple in a 'stand against racism' Pic: 70023venus2009
Preston Market and its canopy will turn purple in a ‘stand against racism’ Pic: 70023venus2009

Preston’s Market and Harris Museum are to light up purple as an act of solidarity over the death of George Floyd.

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Both buildings are being lit from tonight (Monday June 1) through until Wednesday (June 3) as cities across the UK and the world light up their key buildings.

It comes after the death of George Floyd in the USA who lost his life while in police custody.

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Leader of Preston City Council councillor Matthew Brown said: “Lighting our buildings purple signifies that Preston and its people stand against racism and are in solidarity with all the people and communities across the world who are struggling against any form of prejudice and violent oppression.

“At a later date we will also lower the flag over the Town Hall and hold a minutes silence to commemorate George’s passing. The Cabinet and I continue to be proud to live in a multicultural city and proud to stand up to bigotry and hatred in whatever form it takes.”

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