Peterborough Labour councillors stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protest
A number of councillors met up at Central Park in the city to make their voices heard.
Cllr Shaz Nawaz, leader of the Labour Party on Peterborough City Council said: “First and foremost racism is abhorrent and it must be rooted out of society once and for all.
“We must all play our part to call it out, to educate others and to work within our social networks to create unity rather than division
“The protest that took place in Cathedral Square demonstrates clearly that there is no place for racism in our country or the world for that matter. I am pleased to say that from the reports I received the protest in Peterborough was peaceful and well organised. The message was loud and clear: enough is enough and it is high time equality is visible and lived on a daily basis and not something to which people pay lip service.
“The Labour Group stood in solidarity with the protest. We did something in addition to the protest by gathering in groups of six at Central Park. We wanted to be at the event had the circumstances been different. Our Party has always fought for social justice, equality and fairness. We will continue to do that until we create a society that works for all without judging someone based on the colour of skin, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief or any other reason. We are one nation and we will do all we can to create a Britain that represents that oneness.”