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George Floyd: Poet’s work projected on museum to mark death
Poetry written in ทดลองเล่นslotxo the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a police officer in the US has been projected on to a museum to mark a year since his death.
Protests erupted worldwide after footage showed officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on African American Mr Floyd’s neck for minutes while arresting him.
Welsh-Zimbabwean poet Kel Matsena wrote Are You Numb Yet? about the reaction to the murder and its aftermath.
A second poem, Thank You, deals with a government report into race in the UK.
The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report, which drew criticism, found no proof of institutional racism in the UK but that overt racism continued, particularly online.
The words of both poems are being projected on to the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea between dusk and midnight on Tuesday and Wednesday, and streamed live online.
A separate Stand Up to Racism event in Swansea was also being held to mark the anniversary.
Mr Matsena, who was raised in Swansea, runs a performance company with his brother Anthony.
Speaking on BBC Radio Wales, he said the poem Are You Numb Yet? was about “seeing the amount of energy, seeing the amount of dedication people had”.
“You really had this massive global village – Germany, Cardiff, London – just all over the world, everyone marching and protesting against racial injustice and police brutality,” he said.
However, he said soon after that, things “just petered out” and people were back to “scrolling past these issues” on social media.
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