Stand Up to Racism has organised a static, socially-distanced protest on Saturday 20 June at
11am outside Deptford Library.
Following the protests in London and across the world, we want to show our support and
solidarity with the family of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The event will be held in an open space and will include speeches, poetry, moments of
silence and solidarity such as taking the knee.
One of the speakers will be Patricia Coker, mother of Paul Coker who died in Plumstead
police station in 2005 and whose dying words ‘I can’t breathe, you’re killing me’ echo those
of George Floyd. Paul’s family are still waiting for justice.
The organisers are asking that everyone who attends wears a facemask. The organisers will
mark out the assembly point to indicate 2 metre distancing and will provide masks, gloves
and hand sanitiser, for those that don't have them.
If people aren’t able to attend Stand Up To Racism, they are encouraging people to organise
something in their street or home on the day and to post solidarity messages, selfies or
videos on the local Stand Up To Racism facebook page www.facebook.com/sutrsel/
Lewisham Anti-Racist Action Group/South East London Stand Up to Racism
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