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Slavery is celebrated on our plinths. Our PM talks of “thuggery.” Black Lives Matter is a UK issue, too

Priti Patel’s assertion that “police brutality in the United States is no excuse for the violence against our brave police officers at home” is laughable considering police brutality against Black people in the UK is very much alive

By Zainab Asunramu  

Members of BLM Southampton, the organisers of the Black Lives Matter peaceful protest outside Southampton Guildhall, pose with a salute for a photo

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