Kingston Liberal Democrats are appalled by the murder of George Floyd and we stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter campaigns around the world. We know that our borough is a proud diverse community, and whilst we are far away from Minneapolis, in our own country we have far to go to eradicate racism.
That's why we have raised the Black Lives Matter flag above the Guildhall to show our public commitment to ending racism and injustice across our borough. We continue to work positively with Kingston Race and Equalities Council (KREC) to further promote equality, inclusion, understanding and cohesion throughout the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
Cllr Kim Bailey, our Equalities Champion on Kingston Council, said, "The global Black Lives Matter protests have shown the strength of feeling around the world and we all have a responsibility to work to end inequality, injustice and discrimination.
"As we raise the Black Lives Matter flag at the heart of the borough, we want to signal that we are proud of being a community where diversity is valued and celebrated. This is testament to the strong and active community and faith sectors, and of being a safe and welcoming place for all, but there is still more we must do."
Above photo: Mayor of Kingston, Margaret Thompson, and CEO of Kingston Race and Equalities Council, John Azah, hold the Black Lives Matter flag before it's flown above the Guildhall.