Wakefield Council lights up Clock Tower in purple to show its support for the family of George Floyd

03/06/2020, PR-9421

Wakefield town hall clock continues to light up as the Council’s symbol of support – and will turn purple to stand in solidarity with the family of George Floyd and everyone tackling racism.

Wakefield city centre

The clock tower ‘lighting’ has been used to show support for the NHS over the last few months. More recently its support for key workers, including health and social care workers, is shown every Tuesday when the Town Hall is lit green. The Council is determined to demonstrate its solidarity with those tackling racism all over the world, which is why the clock tower will be lit up in purple this evening, after yesterday’s tribute to key workers.


Cllr Michael Graham, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources said: “It is vital that we all stand together in support of all those across the world who are dealing with racism or any other forms of prejudice.


“We want to use our symbol of support and for this reason our Town Hall will light up for George Floyd and his family tonight.”


The Clock Tower will be lit up in blue tomorrow in support of the NHS. It will be return to being lit in purple on Friday until Tuesday, when it will be lit in green for key workers.