Downing Street has refused to say whether Boris Johnson supports Black Lives Matter, a day after the Queen and the royal family backed the movement
The first black lord lieutenant of London revealed the Palace’s support, when he said he had discussed the issue of race in the wake of George Floyd’s murder in the US.
But the prime minister’s spokesman repeatedly refused to say whether he shared the Queen’s view, instead referring back to his previous comments on the right to protest.
“He has always supported the right of people to protest and make their feelings known about injustices," hy het vertel Die Onafhanklike.
The comments come after the prime minister was criticised for initially refusing to criticise fans who booed England’s football players for taking the knee before matches.
Mr Johnson and the home secretary were accused of having given “license to the racists” who abused the black players who missed crucial penalties in the Euro 2020 finaal.
Op Donderdag, Sir Ken Olisa, the lord lieutenant of London, gesê: “I have discussed with the royal household this whole issue of race, particularly in the last 12 months since the George Floyd incident.
“It’s a hot conversation topic. The question is what more can we do to bind society to remove these barriers. Hulle [the royals] care passionately about making this one nation bound by the same values.
Asked, in an interview with Channel 4, whether that meant the Palace supported Black Lives Matter, Sir Ken replied: “The answer is easily yes.”