Three planned peaceful, non-violent protests have now merged into one on the Isle of Wight this week to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, following the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota last week.
Where and when
The peaceful non violent protest takes place on Thursday, 4th June, at Church Litten Park in Newport (from midday).
Those planning to take part are asked to maintain social distancing, wear masks, gloves and use hand sanitiser.
Find out more
A Facebook Page with further details has been set up, where you can find regular updates.
Those interested in supporting the BLM movement may find this list of resources useful. Thanks to Ventnor Exchange for sharing the link.
Organisers of the BLM protest on the Isle of Wight have launched a fundraising campaign on Go Fund Me.
We are raising money for the “Justice for Floyd George” fund, a combined fundraiser for 8 organisations fighting for racial justice and equality: the Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, the Black Lives Matter Global Network, the ACLU, Campaign Zero, the Movement for Black Lives, the Emergency Release Fund and the Community Justice Exchange.
8.10am 3rd June 2020 – Details of protests merging into one
11.10am 4th June 2020 – Details of fundraiser added