A statement of solidarity: Black lives matter

As an organisation that has sought to report on, analyse and expose state and street racism for almost 30 years, we wish to add our voice to the chorus of anger and disgust at the murder of George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis, USA.

This is the latest in a long line of brutal police killings and nobody should be surprised that it has provoked such widespread anger. It is an atrocity in itself and representative of a social order that systematically excludes, demeans and denigrates people because of the colour of their skin.

We express our full support for all those protesting against the ongoing blight of institutional racism and structural discrimination in the USA, the UK and elsewhere.

As those protests continue, the need for legal, emotional and social support will increase. Below we are providing links to some organisations working on these issues who, in order to provide that support, need yours.

4WardEver

#BlackLivesMatterUK

Black Protest Legal Support UK (crowdfunding campaign)

European Network Against Racism and its member organisations

Green and Black Cross

INQUEST

Institute of Race Relations

Liberty

The Monitoring Group

Network for Police Monitoring

Northern Police Monitoring Project

StopWatch

UNITED for Intercultural Action

United Families & Friends Campaign

 

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