Chichester Labour joined the hugely successful Black Lives Matter protest in Chichester attended by over 500+ people.

In a speech at the rally held in Priory Park, Chichester Labour announced a number of proposals it will put forward at the next possible District Council meeting.

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The proposals include a new minorities forum that would work in partnership with Chichester District Council and Sussex Police to help advise on community matters and raise concerns. For Chichester District Council to create an action plan to help improve diversity and representation of minority groups across the district. The proposals will also look for officially organised events to mark Black and LGBT history months as well as give practical support and encouragement to those seeking to organise cultural events.

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Labour group leader on Chichester District Council Cllr Kevin Hughes, who attended the rally in Priory Park said, “Chichester is notable for its lack of diversity but the moving event on Saturday showed the best of Chichester. We saw on Saturday young, old, black and white come together in opposition to racism. We owe it to everyone to make sure that all members of our community feel included and encourage cooperation and understanding across generations, ethnicity and gender.”

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