Windrush Day in Harrow!

Harrow council announces marking Windrush Day today, honouring Britain’s Caribbean community.
Harrow council says, “This year we will be celebrating online. It is an important time for us to remember and value the contributions of the Windrush Generation who came to Britain to help rebuild the NHS, transport and public services following the Second World War”.
The recent political scandal about Windrush black people was the government wrongly detaining them, denying their legal rights, threatened them with deportation, and, in at least 83 cases, wrongly deported them from the UK by the Home Office.
Many of those affected had been born British subjects and had arrived in the UK before 1973, particularly from Caribbean countries as members of the “Windrush generation” (so named after the Empire Windrush, the ship that brought one of the first groups of West Indian migrants to the UK in 1948).
“There has never been a greater need to commemorate and celebrate the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush, the people on board and those who followed. The men and women who answered the call to help rebuild Britain did so with optimism, energy and passion” the council reminds.
This celebration comes at a time when the Black Lives Matter campaign has once again rightly highlighted racism and inequality in the society.
Harrow seems to have a mixed picture about black matters.
One Harrow MP, Bob Blackman, voted to prevent the release of secret documents about the Windrush scandal.
Harrow Labour Left organised ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstration early this month but attracted illusive reaction seemingly from within and outside the local Labour party: far right style scaremongering on social media, organisers of the demo heavily criticised, a London assembly member seemingly asking to ban the demo and a Harrow icon Katie statue boarded by the council (however, the demo was graceful and peaceful).