Council HQ to light up in memory of George Floyd

As the Leader of the Council issues a statement, the council building is lit in purple in memory of George Floyd.

County Hall shines in purple

​​Leader of the County Council, Nick Rushton has said this evening: "I was shocked and saddened by the murder of George Floyd. Although this is an event which happened on the other side of the world, it is something which I know will have upset and angered many residents and members of staff at the county council. I continue to watch as the events unfold in the US and, like many others, feel it is the right time for community leaders to speak up.

"As a council, we do not tolerate racism, discrimination or hate. We are proud of and celebrate our diversity and from that we gain strength in tackling racism and abuse in all its forms.

"This is a topic which should be talked about – so that we can all learn more, listen more, and do whatever we can to be anti-racist."

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