Hundreds attend Black Lives Matter protest in Barry

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Black Lives Matter protests have taken place in Wales for the third weekend running.

Protesters said they are calling for an end to structural and institutional racism.

Hilary Brown, who spoke at the protest, said: "We must come to the table as equals and our opinions must be valued.

"The people of Barry are now saying times are changing, we need to be recognised for the contributions we've made to Barry and Wales and to the United Kingdom as a whole."

The worldwide demonstrations were sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. An officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.

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The Vale of Glamorgan Council said it is reviewing all statues and street names to investigate any links to slavery. This follows calls for removal of statue celebrating "sadistic slave-trader" Sir Thomas Picton in Cardiff.

The Mayor of Barry, Cllr Margaret Wilkinson, said: "I wholeheartedly condemn racism and discrimination of any kind and can assure you that this is a council wide position.

"It is our priority today, to tell you, that you are not alone and we have always stood with you, and we recognise we need to do more".

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