Dine Romero, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council said:

“I am proud to join our local community in standing in solidarity with the communities affected by the killing of George Floyd.

“I know people are hurt and angry, and I will be supporting others at the Black Lives Matter peaceful protest taking place in Bath this weekend. We must also continue to adhere to the very important public health message about safe social distancing to stop spread of Covid-19.

“Our area is diverse, compassionate and caring. I will make sure we build on these strengths as we work to recover from the impacts of Covid-19 and I will continue to work passionately to tackle inequalities wherever they exist.”