The Radlett community will band together and take a knee this Sunday (June 7) to show their commitment to the Black Lives Matter cause.
People of all races across the world have taken to their local streets this week to show unity in response to the death of black American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on May 25 – and Radlett residents now have a chance to do the same.
Resident James Crown has put together the event: ‘Radlett Community Take a Knee’, which will take place on Sunday at 1pm on Radlett high street (Watling Street).
James said: “The Radlett Community has a past of coming together in times of difficulty as most recently shown during the pandemic, clapping for the NHS and creating positive posters for all to enjoy.
“The Death of George Floyd has hit the world hard, protests have broken out all over the world in the hope that we will achieve true equality. This is not a one-time occurrence.
“Racism exists in our society in 2020 whether you see it or not. Enough is enough. I believe it is important, as a white British man, to stand up for people. As a community that is made up of 95 per cent Caucasian people, it is our duty to be part of the solution and stand in solidarity of our brothers and sisters. We are all human.
“Please join me on Sunday, June 7 at 1pm where I will be taking a knee on the Radlett high street for five minutes.”
James added that social distancing will not be compromised and wearing face masks is imperative.
For more information, view the Facebook event at facebook.com/events/701541617272995