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Region shows solidarity following death of George Floyd

Photo: Gloucestershire Fire Service

Fire crews and council leaders have showed their solidarity following the death of George Floyd as Gloucestershre's chief fire officer says the world should 'learn and value every human life'.

Wayne Bowcock said he was: "Proud to stand up, speak out and support friends and colleagues #BlackLivesMatter".

He called it 'another tragic waste of a beautiful life' and added 'thoughts and prayers with all affected'.

The leader of BANES Council has said she stands in solidarity with communities affected by the killing of George Floyd.

Dine Romero has released a statement saying she knows people are hurt and angry and she supports a peaceful protest planned in Bath this weekend - another is planned in Bristol

Last night Bristol's Mayor Marvin Rees took a knee outside City Hall to show his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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