Photos show Milton Keynes Council offices lit up in purple to remember George Floyd

    Local residents have been sharing pictures of the Milton Keynes Civic Offices lit up in purple yesterday evening to remember George Floyd and "stand up for justice".

    A spokesperson for Milton Keynes Council yesterday said: "Milton Keynes Council will stand in solidarity with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities around the world this evening, as it lights the Civic building purple to remember George Floyd and stand up for justice."

    Check out our gallery of the Civic Offices tribute yesterday evening:

    Last week, footage was released showing a police officer kneeling on the neck of a 46-year-old man named George Floyd in Minneapolis USA. George Floyd could be heard pleading for him stop, and telling the officer that he could not breathe. The officer did not stop, and George Floyd died. 

    George Floyd's death was ruled as a homicide, with the post mortem determining his cause of death as "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression".

    This event has sparked days of protests in the USA and a level of civil unrest that hasn't been seen in decades. Protests have since moved worldwide, with there being various protests taking part in London this week.

    And, Milton Keynes Council is making a stand for justice and announced yesterday that they would light the Civic Offices purple in memory of George Floyd.

    Yesterday was also Blackout Tuesday, where people in Milton Keynes and beyond took part in a social media blackout. Millions of people worldwide posted a black square on their social media timeline and stopped online activity in solidarity.

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