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Cornwall Council leader welcomes peaceful protests held in the wake of George Floyd's death

Cornwall Council’s leader has welcomed the peaceful and socially distanced protests held across Cornwall this weekend in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in the United States.

The repercussions of the incident continue to reverberate around the globe, with mass demonstrations held in many towns and cities.

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Crowds gathered in Falmouth, Truro, Penzance, St Ives, Camborne and Mousehole to add their voices to the outcry against racism, showing support and standing alongside the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities throughout Cornwall.

Council leader Julian German said: “All decent people understand why there has been such revulsion over the events in America, and I was pleased to see so many people want to come out and say ‘enough is enough’.

“We always support people’s right to protest, but I was worried that we could see the physical distancing rules forgotten when such large crowds gather.

“Happily, that did not happen, and instead we saw crowds of peaceful, socially responsible protestors, united in calling for a better fairer world.”