November 17, 2020
"The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement took the world by storm following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota in May of this year. By June, over 210,000 people across the UK had joined in peaceful BLM protests across the country. Protests in London shed a light on police brutality across Britain as well as overseas. Statues commemorating slave drivers were toppled, and statements were made by politicians across all levels, including Prime Minister Borish Johnson.
Individuals and organisations alike rushed to express support and solidarity with the BLM movement and to recognize the dire nature of the situation in the country. Only 1.5% of managers, directors, and senior officials in the UK were Black in 2019 - a figure which has only gone up by 0.1 percentage-points since 2014."
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