The Harris Museum and Preston Markets to light up purple to support fight against racism

The Harris and Preston Markets will be lit purple from late Monday, June 1 until Wednesday, June 3, in solidarity with those protesting racism and injustice worldwide.

By Clare Kelly
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 12:30 pm
The Harris and Preston Markets will be lit purple until Wednesday, June 3, in solidarity with those protesting racism and injustice worldwide
The Harris and Preston Markets will be lit purple until Wednesday, June 3, in solidarity with those protesting racism and injustice worldwide

Preston City Council has taken the decision to join cities across the UK and around the world in lighting key buildings purple as an act of solidarity with George Floyd, the American man who lost his life after being restrained by police in the USA.

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Coun Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council said: “Lighting our buildings purple signifies that Preston and its people stand against racism and are in solidarity with all the people and communities across the world who are struggling against any form of prejudice and violent oppression.

“At a later date we will also lower the flag over the Town Hall and hold a minute’s silence to commemorate George’s passing. The Cabinet and I continue to be proud to live in a multicultural city and proud to stand up to bigotry and hatred in whatever form it takes.”