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One of the organisers has been spouting on FB how he is going to educate the people of the Isle of Man cheeky bastard and if we cannot make the march we can take a knee at 1.00pm.    I have never thou

I attended the protest. Plenty of social distancing the vast majority also masked up. People of all ages and ethnic backgrounds present. Very respectfully undertaken.

Totally agree with you SJR there will be the usual mob plus a few useless students and in the front the grandstanding MHKs.   Busy part of town, lunchtime, social distancing  not a chance.   I hope it

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Nice article in today’s paper, also lists the brains behind the outfit.

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=56096&headline=Black Lives Matter demonstration to take place today&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2020

One of the people behind the newly formed organisation POC was this year proposed nominated for Legco but failed to get a vote. Whatever the initial thoughts, I have a feeling this will have ‘legs’. However on the other side of the coin, if you set yourselves up as Judge, Jury and Executioner, don’t be surprised if people investigate your personal history, social media history and employment history. 

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I agree with the change of name, but up until yesterday the publicity was for BLM IOM. I do hope it goes well, without incident or any chink which will allow criticism for breaching CV regulations.  

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40 minutes ago, Chef Raekwon said:

It's not really though is it?

Using the word "chink" in context is fine.

Referring to a Chinese person as a "chink" is not fine.

What???

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Just been walking along promenade, opposite side to March and there are several hundred there. Mostly under 21 age with a few older ones, didn't see one BAME person.

person on Manx radio just made valid point, he was refused permission to attend a funeral of a friend of 50 years as only 10 allowed but police are allowing this gathering without any action!!

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Just now, Golfer said:

Just been walking along promenade, opposite side to March and there are several hundred there. Mostly under 21 age with a few older ones, didn't see one BAME person.

person on Manx radio just made valid point, he was refused permission to attend a funeral of a friend of 50 years as only 10 allowed but police are allowing this gathering without any action!!

And they take your name too!

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