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Black Lives Matter

June 7, 2020 6:52 PM
By Oliver Holmes
Originally published by Ipswich Liberal Democrats

Cllr. Inga Lockington Leader of the Lib Dem Group at the Borough Council attended the Black Lives Matter event in Christchurch Park yesterday together with Cllr.Tim Lockington. Cllr. Lockington said: "We felt it was important to be there to show our strong support for fellow citizens and to hear first-hand accounts from those whose experience has been that some lives have appeared to matter more than others in this country. It is unacceptable that skin colour should limit life opportunities and civil experience, including in such matters as health, educational and career opportunities, and through the disproportionate use of stop and search powers."

Cllr. Lockington went on to say: "It is now many years since Martin Luther King said: 'I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.' I think that is the way we all would like to be judged, so let's make that happen.

As a Lib Dem, I believe that all lives matter, and yesterday reminded us through the powerful testimony of speakers that together we still have a lot of work to do as a country to make that a reality."

Cllr Inga Lockington