Statement from the leader of the council: Black Lives Matter

Published on 8th June 2020

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''The death of George Floyd was truly shocking even more so as we could all see it happen on film.

''Sadly it was less of a surprise as it was just the latest in a series of similar events. I can entirely understand the anger this creates and it is important that we all look at what we can do to make sure that Black Lives Matter as much as everybody else. 

''As a council we will discuss this at our meeting on 15 June. 

''We support the right of peaceful protest although in the current circumstances it is important that it doesn’t increase spread of COVID-19 and cause even more suffering.''

Councillor Steve Jordan, leader at Cheltenham Borough Council.

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