Number of locations in Rhyl to be lit purple for equality and against racism

Written by on 16/06/2020

A number of prominent buildings and locations in Rhyl will be lit up on Wednesday,  June 24th  in a stand for equality and against racism.

The initiative, organised Denbighshire County Council, will see the buildings operated by Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, including Rhyl Pavilion Theatre, 1891 and the Sky Tower lit in purple as a show of support for anti-racism campaigns worldwide.

This follows the death of George Floyd in United States and the subsequent protests that have been held across the world.

Councillor Richard Mainon, Cabinet Lead Member for Corporate Services and Strategic Direction, whose portfolio includes equalities and diversity,  said:  “We were deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd in the US and that sorrow has been felt in communities across the world, as well as closer to home in North Wales and in Denbighshire.

“Racism has been happening for decades in communities world-wide. There is no place for it in our society and it should not be tolerated. Many people have made their feelings known in peaceful protests across our region and we have worked with our colleagues in Denbighshire Leisure to show our support in a visual manner.”

Councillor Bobby Feeley, Lead member for Health and Wellbeing and Chair of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd: “Denbighshire Leisure Ltd have lit up the flagship facilities in Rhyl on behalf of Denbighshire County Council numerous times, in support of a number of local and national causes.  We felt it was appropriate to light the facilities in purple, to show support and commitment to equality, whilst taking a stand against racism. There have been a number of local protests which have been peaceful and we feel this is an appropriate way for us in Denbighshire to demonstrate commitment to equality in a visual manner and to support multi-cultural communities.”

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