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Anti-racism campaigners demand the removal of 247-year-old statue of a ‘black boy’ in the Cotswolds

The sculpture of the black child with red lips (pictured) stands above a clock on a Grade-II listed building in Stroud, but could soon be taken down after a local panel was tasked with deciding its fate

An 18th-century statue of a ‘black boy’ on a clock in the Cotswolds has been branded ‘traumatic for people of colour’ as campaigners call for its removal. The sculpture – which depicts a small boy with red lips holding a club – stands above a clock on a Grade-II listed building in Stroud, but could…

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Anti-racism protesters chant ‘love football, hate racism’ outside Downing Street

Diane Abbott (centre right) with protestors during a Stand Up to Racism taking the knee event outside Downing Street today

More than 100 protesters chanted ‘love football, hate racism’ and took the knee in front of Downing Street today in solidarity with England football players who were racially abused after the Euro 2020 final. Chants of ‘Black Lives Matter’ also rang out in London as the gathered demonstrators raised their fists and held anti-racism placards aloft,…

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Protesters gather at mural of Marcus Rashford in Manchester for anti-racism demonstration

Anti-racism campaigners last night took the knee in front of the Marcus Rashford mural after it was defaced by vandals after England's defeat to Italy on Sunday night

Marcus Rashford last night said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the actions of football fans who left supportive messages on his Manchester mural after it was defaced with ‘racist graffiti’. The England star, 23, took to Instagram to share his thanks after fans rushed to cover the offensive messages by placing letters of support across the…

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Millwall fans APPLAUD as players link arms carrying anti-racism banner before some take the knee

Millwall players hold up a 'United for Change' banner before the match at The Den

QPR players all took the knee and the Millwall side linked arms ahead of last night’s game after fans had booed footballers for associating with the ‘extreme’ Black Lives Matter group on Saturday. Millwall players held an anti-racism banner that said ‘inequality’ with the ‘in’ crossed out on the halfway line in The Den in South…

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Former Pronghorns player creates anti-racism education project – Lethbridge

Former Pronghorns player creates anti-racism education project - Lethbridge

Former Pronghorns hockey player Evan Wardley is making waves this week as the founder of a new initiative tackling systemic racism and discrimination in the community. Wardley said Tuesday he was inspired by the response to the Together, Our Community rally he organized in Lethbridge over the summer. Read more: Lethbridge peace rally highlights racial…

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Calgary police provide update on anti-racism, use of force work – Calgary

Calgary police provide update on anti-racism, use of force work - Calgary

The chief and executive for the Calgary Police Service provided an update to the Calgary Police Commission on some of the anti-racism work they’ve been doing since a September meeting with Calgary city council admitting the anti-racism work needed to be done. Of the 11 areas of anti-racism work CPS identified, the service has been…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers great Willard Reaves says anti-racism protests in sports a long time coming – Winnipeg

The Vegas Golden Knights’ Ryan Reaves, left, celebrates with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after defeating the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A former Winnipeg Blue Bomber is weighing in on the current crisis in pro sports surrounding issues of racial justice — and it’s something both he and his hockey-playing son can relate to first-hand. Willard Reaves, who spent five seasons as a running back with the Bombers — including as a member of the 72nd…

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Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton’s anti-racism drive makes him a better driver

Lewis Hamilton's anti-racism efforts have made him a better driver, Toto Wolff has claimed

Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton’s anti-racism push makes him a better driver after Brit cruised to Spanish Grand Prix victory: ‘It certainly helps him in terms of motivation’ Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton’s anti-racism drive makes him a better driver The 35-year-old may use fight against discrimination as motivation for success Hamilton had pointed towards…

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