“The city council’s decision to light the Ashton Memorial purple over the weekend was a strong symbol of our solidarity with all those who are protesting against prejudice, injustice and discrimination in all their forms.
"It also provides the catalyst for a wider conversation about Lancaster’s slave trade legacy and the way those who were directly involved have been commemorated.
“We welcome the opportunity that this campaign has provided in creating a space for those discussions to take place.
"This will allow us to develop a deeper understanding and reflection of the issues, the views of our communities, and how we can work together to develop a response."
Last updated: 10 June 2020