A peaceful and socially distanced Black Lives Matter protest took place in Higginson Park yesterday, Saturday 13 June, with organisers estimating between 350 and 400 people in attendance.
This follows the protest in Marlow last Saturday, in response to the recent tragic death of George Floyd in the USA, which has sparked anti-racism protests
across the world.
The organisers, from BLM High Wycombe group, invited everyone sympathetic to the cause to join them in Higginson Park from 3–5PM.
The peaceful protest involved participants standing, kneeling, praying, protesting and listening to the various speakers.
Speakers included residents from Marlow and High Wycombe Dennie Rodgers, Jason Blaise
Norman, Bilal “Blits” Seasay, Denz Moses Johnson, Alice Nugent and Dee Whitehouse, who
shared stories of their experiences of growing up with racism. Marlow residents were also
invited to share their stories. Eighteen-year-old Rowan Cumming from Marlow joined
the speakers in sharing a heartfelt account of what she had learned from listening to the
stories shared from the speakers today.
The event was conducted in a socially distanced manner, the organisers ask everyone to
ensure they maintain a two-metre-distance minimum, as can be seen from the photos – and to wear masks and remain at home if they felt unwell.
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