Bradford Council’s City Hall, Margaret McMillan Tower, St George’s Hall and the arches at Forster Square will be lit up purple on Tuesday and Saturday night in memory of the African-American whose death last week in Minneapolis after being arrested by police has prompted worldwide protests against racism and police brutality.
Bradford joins a number of local authorities across the UK in lighting up their buildings as a mark of solidarity with Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities around the world.
Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, leader of Bradford Council, said: “Bradford is a City of Sanctuary, we are defined by how we stand alongside people who are persecuted. We are proud to show solidarity with those protesting against these injustices, shockingly highlighted by the atrocious killing of George Floyd. No-one who has seen the pictures of what is happening can fail to be outraged.”
The lights will come on at sunset, approximately 9pm, and shine until midnight on Tuesday and Saturday.