We stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter protesters all over the world today, tomorrow and every day.

The world is a horror show of police brutality and centuries of institutional racism that has ignited a more fierce and determined quest for justice in vast numbers of American civilians than we have seen in a long time. This statement urges you to look across the pond. It is not voices like mine that need to be listened to on this – it is the voice of black Americans that should be being broadcast across news channels, radios and Twitter videos right now across the world.

The role of allies, as I hope to understand it, is to listen, and to not allow other vicarious conversations to gloss over, ignore, or turn a blind eye to the pain and systemic abuse that has been suffered by so many for far too long.