As the three Members of Parliament representing the diverse borough of Lambeth, we stand united and in solidarity against racism and alongside those demanding justice.
The horrific killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis exposed a reality that is all too familiar for many Black African Americans and resonates deeply with so many in the UK who also suffer endemic racism and inequality.
Thousands of people have been motivated by the anti-racism and Black Lives Matter cause, including many young people who have become active for the first time. We urge people to express their views peacefully and safely, being mindful of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
We call on the Government to address the structural racism, discrimination and injustices that exist in the UK, to condemn the excessive use of force by the Police in the US and to ban the sale of anti-crowd gas, riot equipment and rubber bullets to the US.
We remain committed to hold this Government to account and to work for meaningful, long-lasting change.