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Labour council staff take the knee


Four Labour managers at Salford City Council, Greater Manchester, took the knee outside their headquarters to mark the third anniversary of George Floyd’s death.

The staff were led by £160,000-a-year chief executive Tom Stannard, with one raising a Black Power salute.

The Labour stronghold council posted it on Twitter with the caption: “Today @SalfordCouncil marked the third anniversary of the murder of #GeorgeFloyd.

The council has made its Twitter account “private”, meaning people are unable to see what it posts.

A spokesman told the Telegraph this was because “we are currently addressing concerns regarding targeted, unacceptable abuse against individuals and the council on Twitter”.

They added: “We don’t tolerate hate, profanity or abuse on any of our social and digital platforms and will continue to moderate our social media in line with our policies.”