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Enfield Council Supports Black Lives Matter

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09 June 2020

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Enfield Council held an event at the Civic Centre today to remember the late George Floyd and  stand against racism.

Enfield Council organised an event at the Civic Centre held prayers and stand in solidarity with the call for an end to racial injustice around the world.

The event acknowledged that Black Lives Matter and marked the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died on 25 May after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them "I can't breathe." 

The event at the Civic Centre, was attended by politicians, included the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Kate Anolue, the Leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, other councillors, local religious leaders and the borough's young mayors and featured prayers and speeches.

Enfield Council is completely opposed to all forms of discrimination and champions change and reconciliation – both within the Council and within the wider community. Nobody should ever experience harassment or violence because of who they are.

Enfield Council Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “I was proud to attend the Black Lives Matter event organised by Enfield Council on Tuesday. As a society we have a duty to stand up for those who are mistreated and who are not afforded the same opportunities as the rest of society. We are absolutely committed to equality and equity in all its forms.

“Enfield Council is completely opposed to all forms of discrimination and champions change and reconciliation – both within the Council and within the wider community. Nobody should ever experience harassment or violence because of who they are and we will not rest until we have built a more just society.”