Buildings in Hull city centre have been illuminated in purple tonight in a statement against racism.
Councillor Steve Wilson, Hull’s Lord Mayor, said: “Hull is a multi-cultural city and we are united with those across the world who are struggling against racism and other forms of prejudice.
“Reflecting our proud status as a City of Sanctuary, in illuminating our buildings, we join George Floyd’s family in their sentiment of peaceful protest and will continue to stand against any kind of prejudice.”
We have all been shocked by the recent death of George Floyd. We must challenge discrimination & racist behaviour everywhere. I’m proposing we light up City Hall in respect of George Floyd it will serve as a focus of our collective horror. @Hullccnews @CEXHCC @LucyABeaumont
— Lord Mayor of Kingston Upon Hull (@LordHull) June 3, 2020