Mayor Ros Jones 'takes knee' to show support for Doncaster Black Lives Matter protest

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The mayor of Doncaster ‘took the knee’ to show support for a Black Lives Matter protest in the town centre.

Mayor Ros Jones showed her support for the campaign but was not among hundreds of people who gathered in Sir Nigel Gresley Square for the peaceful anti-racism demonstration yesterday afternoon, borne in the wake of the killing of a black African American man George Floyd by a white police officer in the USA.

Pictured kneeling with other council officials in front of the town’s Civic Offices, she said: “The recent racial atrocities in America have rightly ignited fury around the world.

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“We kneel in solidarity with anyone experiencing systematic racism and commit to using our voices to amplify theirs in our efforts to stamp out racism of any kind.”

The Doncaster demonstration passed off peacefully with protesters waving placards and socially distancing during the event, organised to support the Black Lives Matter movement.