'Racism is not what Burnley is about': how Lancashire town reacted to 'White Lives Matter' stunt

23 June 2020 03:49
Former textile town has worked hard to bring communities together since race riots of 2001Wajid Khan was half-watching his beloved Burnley football club when he received a WhatsApp message from a friend. It showed a banner reading “White Lives Matter Burnley” being flown over the Etihad stadium in Manchester. His heart sank.“It hurts because I love my town,” Khan said on Tuesday, the emotion apparent in his voice. “I was born and brought up here, educated here. You want to be proud of the town you live in. It’s not a good day.” Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian