Our Radio Stations To Join Blackout Tuesday

Credit: Nikita Williams

The Wave and Swansea Sound will join the rest of the music industry in solidarity following the death of George Floyd in the US - we will not be posting on social media on Tuesday.

Major record labels including Sony and Warner have said they are suspending business for one day and working with communities to fight racial inequality.

Mr Floyd, 46, died in Minneapolis last week after white police officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on his neck for at least eight minutes, having handcuffed him and pinned him to the ground while arresting him for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop.

On Monday evening Swansea joined cities across the world in protest. A vigil organised by Stand Up To Racism Wales took place outside the Waterfront Museum with guest speakers from the BAME community.

Photographer Nikita Williams who is originally from Penclawdd is currently working in the United States. She has told us how she herself has witnessed police brutality -  one incident in particular led to her returning to Wales a few years ago.

She now lives just over an hour away from New York in Easton, Pennsylvania and usually photographs newborns and weddings. Over the weekend she turned photojournalist,  capturing images of demonstrators downtown. 

LISTEN here to INTERVIEW with our reporter Emma Grant.







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