Diane Abbott

Diane Julie Abbott is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987, when she became the first black woman to be elected to the House of Commons.

Although Floyd was a trigger, the protests were as much about institutional racism and deaths of black people in police custody in the UK, the whole atmosphere has been enflamed by the terrible black death toll from Covid, which has left the community feeling under siege.

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