In light of recent protests by the Black Lives Matters movement and a protest walk organised on Watford High Street this weekend, Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said he was horrified to see the murder of George Floyd.
He mentioned: “ I know that this, and events like it, have caused pain to so many people.
“It’s important we always stand up and challenge every form of discrimination, racism and injustice. I’m proud to be Mayor of a diverse town, where people from many different backgrounds care for one another and share in each other’s successes and struggles. This is a source of strength for our town.
“There are still many injustices to overcome.It is deeply worrying that people from certain backgrounds have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
“Sadly we are still seeing many coronavirus infections and deaths in this country. It’s vital that we all stay as safe as possible and maintain social distancing to stop the spread of this virus.
“I would like to thank our local police for the work they have been doing to keep us all safe, particularly during the difficulties of the last few months.”