Brighton’s Royal Pavilion lit up in support of Anti-Racism Day Brighton News

THE Royal Pavilion lit up purple in support of an international day of action against racism.

Along with Brighton Town Hall and the Mazda Fountain in Victoria Gardens, Brighton’s monument showed its support for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which takes place tomorrow.

Footage from last night shows the pavilion, built in 1823, lit up in purple light.

The Argus: credit: Brighton and Hove stand up to racismCredit: Brighton and Hove stand up to racism

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is held annually on March 21, commemorating the day in 1960 when police in Sharpeville, South Africa opened fire on a peaceful protest against the discriminatory policies of apartheid, killing 69 people.

The theme for this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is “Voices for Action Against Racism”.

Councilor Steph Powell, who co-chairs Brighton and Hove City Council’s Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee, said: ‘We are proud to support the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and this year’s theme of voices for action against racism.

“Our pledge to become an anti-racism council means we are committed to using our resources and changing what we do to actively dismantle racist structures and address racial inequality.

“We join the call to encourage people around the world to raise their voices against racism, to stand up against all forms of racial discrimination and injustice, and to ensure a safe environment for those who speak out. .

“We are proud of our status as a sanctuary city, creating a culture of hospitality and welcome for refugees, including those seeking refuge from war and persecution.

“There is still a long way to go but we are fully committed to continuing this action and working with others to become an anti-racist city.

“We owe it to our current and future generations of young people to do everything in our power to become truly anti-racist and to fight racial discrimination wherever it exists.”

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