Black Lives Matter campaigners plan discussion sessions every Saturday in Scarborough town centre

Anti-racism campaigners are planning more meets in Scarborough.

By Sarah Fitton
Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 1:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 6:43 pm

Scarborough Black Lives Matter says it wants to hold more discussion sessions in the town following a citizen's assembly on Saturday.

Around 15 people gathered outside Scarborough Town Hall to debate and share their experiences.

The meet followed two peaceful protests on two previous weekends.

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Some of those at the Black Lives Matter citizen's assembly on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Allan Charter @alcharter.

Organisers have been urging everyone wanting to take part in all the events to wear face coverings and gloves, and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The campaign group, which has been working with and receiving protest advice from Extinction Rebellion Scarborough, plans to hold more discussion sessions every Saturday outside Scarborough Town Hall.

It has drawn up a list of action points including campaigning against the sale of golliwogs and a petition calling for plaques to be placed by statues in the area detailing both the achievements and failings of those people, to ensure an accurate representation of history.

It is also looking at putting together a Culture Day.

The video shows the first BLM gathering, earlier in June.