Campaigners unite in support of George Floyd protesters
PUBLISHED: 14:03 04 June 2020 | UPDATED: 14:03 04 June 2020
International protests following the death of George Floyd in America reached Lowestoft town centre this week.
The Lowestoft branch of the Stand Up to Racism group held a socially distanced protest in London Road North on Wednesday, June 3, with around a dozen people joining forces outside the Britten Centre.
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Mr Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minnesota in the United States last week after a white police officer kept his knee on the side of Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on a street.
Secretary Kevin Wingfield said: “Those involved in his death deserve to feel the full weight of the law.”
Social commentator Corky Clubman, who attended the protest, said: “Lets hope this brings about real reforms.”
The Lowestoft branch held a socially distanced protest in May after a brick was thrown at a man in a racial assault in the town.
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