Boxing legend Antony Josua joined protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally he delivered a powerful speech to the crowds, comparing racism to a virus and suggesting that people are the vaccine.
Today we join many thousands of protestors in the UK and many hundreds of thousands across the globe,” he said.
“We stand united against the virus that has been instrumental in taking lives, lives of the young, old, rich and even poor.
“A virus that is not apologetic, a virus that spreads across all sectors of our communities, sports, education, churches, entertainment, the media,and even the government.
“Not just in the UK, but across the world. The virus has been declared a pandemic. It is out of control. And I’m not actually talking about Covid-19.
“The virus I’m referring to is called racism. How long are we going to allow racism to spread through our communities – and right now we are in the community – and affect our lives without using the vaccine you already have in your possession?
“What is possession? Me and you. You are the vaccine. I am the vaccine. We can no longer, from today onwards, be proud, we can no longer sit back and remain silent on the senseless and unlawful killings, sly racism of another human being based only on what? Their skin color.
“We need to speak out in peaceful demonstrations, just like today, so well done Watford, inject the vaccine. We must not use a demonstration for selfish motive and turn it into rioting and looting.
“We need to be united in non-violent demonstrations, show them where it hurts, abstain from spending your money in their shops and economies, and invest in black-owned businesses.
Black Lives Matter movement is holding demonstrations across the UK following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis (USA) last week