Telford Mothers tribute to George Floyd

Telford Mothers tribute to George Floyd

In Hollinswood, a mural has appeared as a tribute to George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Margo Rose Benson, the artist behind the mural told Telford Live "I think as his murder has spread world wide, it is only fair that his voice is heard the same. I feel it is important that Telford supports his death in a peaceful manner and I am backing that 100%".

This is the first time that Margo has done anything like this; "My passion for this subject is deep in my heart. I have Chinese brothers and sisters and to see and hear the racism that they had to endure when we were children was heartbreaking.

"So to me, this is a subject that hits home and not enough people stand up for what is right when it comes to racism. I pride myself to care for people of all culture, religion etc and I pass this on to my children. My children have had to witness their black friends being bullied also and it needs to stop."

The chalk tribute took three hours to complete and Margo said that the neighbours are proud to have this in the street.

32 thoughts on “Telford Mothers tribute to George Floyd

  • June 7, 2020 at 4:23 pm
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    Change the first word to ALL

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  • June 7, 2020 at 4:25 pm
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    Black lives matter, the biggest racist load of bollocks ever

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  • June 7, 2020 at 4:41 pm
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    If the person who has done this wants to come and paint the outside of my house I have an antes you’re welcome to and I live on Hollinswood

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  • June 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm
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    Its a great mural. I see lots of EDL, UKIP, Brexit supporters moaning on here about it but it wasn’t that long ago these loonies were smashing up pubs / town centres causing hundreds and thousands of pounds worth of damage as well as screaming racial abuse at coppers and well as chanting things like ‘Harry Roberts Kills Coppers’. Then they have the cheek to berate some one for doing something positive! Lets not forget the amount of racist abuse these arses threw at Diane Abbot.

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  • June 7, 2020 at 5:02 pm
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    Not offensive like the statue of Colston in Bristol…oh wait a minute its in the river

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  • June 7, 2020 at 5:07 pm
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    4 black people have been murderer at the hands of police in the states this year, 1 was caught in crossfire, so 3 black people murdered at the hands of the police, there are 44 million black people who live in the states, that’s not a bad statistic, was this a racially motivated murder? The other police women who was helping to detain George was of mixed race herself, how can it be racially motivated.

    Everyone is missing the real point in all of this, American police are very heavy handed towards society not just black people, this is the only thing that really needs to be addressed, no one deserves to die like that but George was a career criminal who also has carried firearms and held people at gun point on multiple occasions a real peace of shit being worshipped like Ghandi, the police man is also a piece of shit abusing his position to protect and serve so two people that are both pieces of shit one white one black….. it was not that long ago that the most powerful man in the world was black the president Barack Obama when people go on about white privileges there is no such thing, black young people in the states get better results academically, so what the fuck is white privileges?

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  • June 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm
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    All lives can only matter when BLACK LIVES MATTER. It’s not hard to rap your heads around you racist gammons.

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  • June 7, 2020 at 6:06 pm
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    Some of the people commenting are actually amazing me with how small minded, selfish and idiotic some people can be. This isnt ‘vandalism’ its fucking chalk you pussies itll wash off with abit of water! Its us showing our respect and support to the black community with what theyve gone through the last 500 years. How can anyone be against that? Its a fuckin wall. Grow up

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  • June 7, 2020 at 6:20 pm
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    Bloody disgrace he was a bloody criminal put a gun to a pregnant woman y is everyone maken him a martyr

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  • June 7, 2020 at 6:21 pm
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    Yous wouldn’t be preaching about “all lives matter” if everyone hadn’t started the black lives matter movement , you’re all so selfish to believe that you are entitled to say “all lives matter” in every breath , the black community have suffered for decades because of us , not one white person can say they have experienced the same discrimination or abuse that black people have . It makes me sick to my stomach that everyone is so up their own arses to try and defend their disgusting statements about “all lives matter” and “what about us” , what about every single black child , every black mother and father who have been racially discriminated against for just being alive , for the colour of their skin . I don’t understand how anyone can see them as different to you and I , we are all the same underneath our skin , racism is taught , and I feel so sorry for the children of these vile parents who continue to preach their outright racism . At the end of the day , the black lives matter movement needed to happen , this world needs to change , for the sake of all the future black generations , they deserve to leave their homes without fear , go to school without fear even at a young age ! They DESERVE after all the years of abuse to be able to live happy and peaceful lives , I don’t know one black person who hasn’t been racially discriminated , verbally abused or physically abused for the colour of their skin , maybe my brain is wired differently to all of yous but I have NEVER looked at anyone with coloured skin as any different to myself , there is only one race and that’s the HUMAN race , we live and breathe the same and go down in the same 6 foot hole , get your heads out your arses and open your fucking eyes

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  • June 7, 2020 at 6:26 pm
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    Should list his criminal offences aswell…….you take your chances yoh pay the price…..

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  • June 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm
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    My people were persecuted by the romans……2000 years ago…..bronze age lives matter!

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  • June 7, 2020 at 6:36 pm
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    Black lives matter. I’m not black, I have no idea about the racist crap that happens to black people, we are all humans and most of the hatred comes from horrid white people, shame on you.

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  • June 7, 2020 at 7:01 pm
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    So do everyone else whatever colour it seems it’s wrong for people to say this but it’s true

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  • June 7, 2020 at 7:13 pm
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    Its vandalism. They made a point enough is enough. I think its disgraceful. Now turning to violence and vandalism. Police horses got seriously injured doing there job. I bet half of them promote being vegan but what they actually created was an act of animal cruelty. Thos wont be looked upon as a turning point. It will just portray them as thugs and vandals. I think they should be ashamed the pressure this has put on the police and others when we need all the help we can get. They have totally violated all we have been trying to eradicate by this stupidity putting peoples lives at risk and again our NHS when Covid numbers erupt again. They should all be prosecuted.

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  • June 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm
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    Complete load of bollox

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  • June 7, 2020 at 8:07 pm
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    So this piece of shit pushes a gun into the stomach of a pregnant crying woman while his mates ransacked the house and it’s ok painting murals of him is It?
    I’d sooner not share the earth with sum like that regardless of skin colour.

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  • June 7, 2020 at 8:15 pm
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    George Floyd was a criminal

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  • June 7, 2020 at 9:24 pm
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    Debbie Haynes Jane McEvoy

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  • June 7, 2020 at 9:35 pm
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    Black lives matter ❤❤❤

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  • June 7, 2020 at 10:39 pm
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    me too given that we have had2 black people killed by police here and 2 unexplained, scantily investigated deaths

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  • June 7, 2020 at 11:03 pm
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    All lives matter!

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  • June 7, 2020 at 11:16 pm
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    BLACK LIVES MATTER ♥️♥️♥️

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  • June 8, 2020 at 12:20 am
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    ALL LIVES MATTER

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  • June 8, 2020 at 7:33 am
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    Will anyone be putting a mural on the wall for the white dsllas shop owner who was dragged ftom his shop and beaten by a group of 4 black men so badly that he has since died? Any one feel for his mother sister child brother aunty cousin??? No ? Thats exactly why i have an issue with it.

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  • June 8, 2020 at 8:35 am
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    Depressing that some are pouring out such anger about a chalked wall rather than the injustices against black people

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  • June 8, 2020 at 8:38 am
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    Does not matter that George Floyd was involved in criminal behaviour are you implying that this excuses the police actions?. From what Ive read he served his time.

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  • June 8, 2020 at 11:20 am
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    He was no saint FFS! He was a criminal who happened to be black.

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  • June 8, 2020 at 12:13 pm
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    Kevin Knight why was killed?

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