Black Lives Matter protest planned for outside Scarborough Town Hall

A Black Lives Matter protest is taking place outside Scarborough Town Hall on Saturday June 13 at 3pm,

Friday, 12th June 2020, 12:37 pm
Updated Friday, 12th June 2020, 12:38 pm
Scarborough Town Hall

Following the vandalism of statues in other parts of the country, the organiser of the Scarborough protest has urged those taking part not to deface any monuments.

There is a statue of Queen Victoria outside the town hall in St Nicholas Street.

On the Facebook event page for the protest, he has written: "Such activities could result in your own arrest and/or criminal prosecution, and could also cause a large backlash not just from the local community but nationwide, resulting in damage to the very cause we are fighting for.

"I would like for our protest to be a shining example of protesting done right amid this pandemic.

"No hostility, no criminal activity. Just good people standing up for what is right."

There has also been advice and encouragement for protestors to follow social distancing guidelines, not attend if they have coronavirus symptoms and to wear masks and gloves.

"Chalk will be used to draw three metre squares in the area to ensure social distancing and attendees must wear a mask and gloves," says the event's Facebook page.