Today, the Police have confirmed that for Lydney Town Council to prevent the BLM protest in Lydney this Saturday would be a breach of Article 11 of the Human Rights Act and would result in potential ‘legal ramifications against the Council.
It is clear, both the decision of the Mayor to interfere with the enactment of this right and the way in which this decision was made were both unlawful.
There is no getting around this, several officials and members of Lydney Town Council must face scrutiny and should now consider tendering their resignations. Not least the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
Together, we will defend our human rights and we will right oppression and systemic racism, and I am excited to attend Lydney’s first celebration of BAME culture – once it is given the green light, as expected, this evening.