Preston to paint the town red

Preston will paint the town red tomorrow to show its support for Anti Racism Day.

By Brian Ellis
Saturday, 20th March 2021, 8:21 am

Public buildings like the Harris Library and the Town Hall are to be lit up red as a mark of solidarity with other cities and towns across the UK.

Council leader Coun Matthew Brown said: “The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an important day to address this vile form of discrimination that continues to affect communities around the world and is one the Labour led council prioritised a number of years ago in Preston.

“Racism has no place in our society and I am proud that Preston is a diverse city with businesses and communities from across the world that bring new ideas and fantastic culture to the city we call all call home.

The Harris Library and Museum lit up red in 2016.

“As a local authority we are committed to tackling racism and all forms of prejudice and will continue to work closely with all of our communities to understand any barriers they may face and explore new ways to involve everyone in the decisions that affect where they live.

“We will be joining other local authorities to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by lighting up buildings in the city.”