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Signage on major routes across Wolverhampton show Black Lives Matter message

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Messages showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement have been posted onto electronic signs in Wolverhampton.

Electronic signage on major routes in Wolverhampton will display the message. Photo: Wolverhampton Council

Chiefs at Wolverhampton Council have put the important message onto signs across the city's major routes.

It comes as the city looks to stand in solidarity with the movement following the death of George Floyd in America.

Signs around Wolverhampton are showing the "Black Lives Matter" support message. Picture by Wolverhampton Council

Mr Floyd, who was African-American, died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.

His death prompted public figures and organisations to take part in a "blackout" on Tuesday – with the USA continuing to be gripped by unrest.

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It even saw football clubs in the Black Country pay tribute – with Wolves stars taking a knee and West Bromwich Albion taking part in the "blackout".

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A spokesman for Wolverhampton Council said of the image: "You'll notice this on signage across major routes around Wolverhampton.

"Racism is an evil that has no place here or anywhere else around the world. Wolverhampton stands in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement."

Signs around Wolverhampton are showing the "Black Lives Matter" support message. Picture by Wolverhampton Council

It comes after council leader Councillor Ian Brookfield – along with members of the cabinet – reflected on the issue at a virtual cabinet meeting.

Councillor Brookfield, who give his backing to a draft strategy designed to curb violence in the city, said: "You will have all seen the terrible problems and pictures coming from across the water, in America, over the last few days.

"We send our best wishes to those involved in that."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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