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Preston sees second Black Lives Matter protest on the Flag Market

Posted on - 7th June, 2020 - 10:42am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Placards were held aloft during the Black Lives Matter protest in Preston during Wednesday evening Pic: Garry Cook
Placards were held aloft during the Black Lives Matter protest in Preston during Wednesday evening Pic: Garry Cook

A second Black Lives Matters protest took place in Preston during Saturday (June 7).

As hundreds of thousands of people marched across cities and towns in the UK to stand in solidarity over the death of George Floyd, Preston also saw an anti-racism event.

The Flag Market saw a number of speeches including from the Preston Windrush group, urging people to take action and show their support for Black Lives Matter.

It was the second protest in the city as on Wednesday (June 3) hundreds of people filled the Flag Market to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Preston’s Harris Museum and Art Gallery, and the city’s market hall, have been lighting up purple this week in solidarity with anti-racism campaigners and in South Ribble the Worden Park gate has also been turned purple in the evenings.

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