Hackney Council to hold open online vigil for George Floyd

Hackney Town Hall was lit up purple in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Picture: Hackney

Hackney Town Hall was lit up purple in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Picture: Hackney mayor Philip Glanville - Credit: Archant

Hackney Council is holding an online vigil to remember George Floyd tonight (June 8).

https://twitter.com/hackneycouncil/status/1269969434447396864

The local authority is inviting everyone in the community to pay their respects to George at its event on Zoom at 6pm.

George died in Minneapolis after a white policemen knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.

Attendees at the vigil will include faith and community partners of the council.

READ MORE: Hundreds gather for Hackney Black Lives Matter vigilREAD MORE: Hackney MPs throw support behind Black Lives Matter movementGeorge’s death has sparked protests around the world and garnered support for the anti-racism movement Black Lives Matter, with Hackney groups showing their solidarity by holding demonstrations and events.

This includes a vigil attended by hundreds of people on June 3 organised by Hackney Stand Up to Racism and Fascism, and on June 2, Hackney Council lit up the Town Hall purple.

Join Hackney Council’s vigil at 6pm using https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81388034243


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