We stand together to challenge all forms of racism

June 12, 2020 4:42 PM

Ali Avaei - Black LIves Matter - with Martin Luther KIngNewcastle is a city of hope and sanctuary. We have always welcomed people fleeing violence and persecution.
Regardless of our party politics we stand together to challenge all forms of racism, Cllr Ali Avaei has said on behalf of Newcastle Liberal Democrats, speaking at the Martin Luther King statue in the city.
George Floyd cannot just be another name. As Liberals, we support the movement to bring justice and equality for black communities.
Anyone who believes in social justice must stand in solidarity with black communities in the US and around the world.
We welcome steps that many organisations in the region, such as Northumbria Police, have taken to root out systematic racism from our institutions.
The Black Lives Matters movement will hopefully bring about change, helping us take another positive step in tackling injustice in our societies.