We know that many young people will today be exercising their human right to join the many rallies across the country, standing together against systemic racism that is tragically still deeply rooted across our worlds.
One of our workers has put together some tips on how to stay as safe as possible if you are taking part in protests and direct action today, being mindful that we are still in the midst of a pandemic that is disproportionally affecting people from black, asian and other non-white ethnic backgrounds.
Sheffield rally organisers have advised people to refrain from attending if they are experiencing any COVID symptoms, have come into contact with anyone in the last 14 days who has experience symptoms, or are part of a vulnerable group (or are living with/in contact with anyone who is).
Here are some ways you can show your support safely from home:
1) join the minute of silence to be held at 1.15pm in memory of George Floyd and all those who have lost their lives due to systemic racism
2) display a sign in your window showing support for Black Lives Matter and anti racism
3) watch the live stream of the Sheffield protest on Instagram at @shineraah
Stay safe and look out for one another #KindnessMatters #BlackLivesMatter
Remember it’s also important to stay safe online, check out our online safety poster!