Last week S&C’s new photo journalist, Ian McInally attended both of the anti-racism protests in the Guildhall Square, held in solidarity with the protests taking place in the US. Here are just some of his images from those two days.
On Wednesday 3rd June, Stand Up to Racism Portsmouth organised a socially-distanced protest in the Guildhall Square ‘to show solidarity with those resisting racism in the US and against the policies that have led to massively disproportionate BAME deaths in the Covid-19 pandemic in Britain’.
The next day, on Thursday 4th June, another protest was held by Black Lives Matter, Portsmouth in the Guildhall Square.
On Wednesday 10th June, Stand Up to Racism Portsmouth are encouraging people ‘to #TakeTheKnee both in solidarity with the movement in the US and for those from BAME communities who have disproportionately lost their lives in the Covid19 crisis.’ People are encouraged to participate wherever they are. For more information, see the event page on Facebook.
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Copyright on all images: Ian McInally.
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