UK city mistreated by UK Establishment takes a knee in solidarity with oppressed African Americans
Liverpool, a community with a long history of enduring mistreatment and contempt from the UK Establishment, sent their solidarity to the family of George Floyd and to other victims of US racism last night as thousands gathered, doing their best to maintain social distancing, in the city’s St George’s Square.
The distancing made the true scale of the crowd hard to capture on video – but the sound as everyone took a knee and echoed the call of “I can’t breathe” made it clear:
The footage was taken by local anti-fascist activist Alan Gibbons, who is standing for election to Momentum’s National Coordinating Group on the Forward Momentum slate and is used with permission.
As the UK and US struggle under the weight of increasingly right-wing, dishonest government propped up by shameless media, such solidarity only becomes more crucial.
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