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Ugandan Broadcaster’s Anti-Racism Campaign Criticised

A Ugandan broadcaster has been forced to apologise after its employees wore T-shirts emblazoned with All Lives Matter slogan in one of its shows.

Privately-owned NBS television said it did not intend to rub its viewers the wrong way with the T-shirts, adding “we shall do better”.

The phrase All Lives Matter is often deemed as an antithesis to the Black Lives Matter campaign that highlights systemic discrimination of black people.

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The Black Lives Matter campaign was re-ignited in the US last month after African-American George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis.

The Ugandan broadcaster deleted photos posed by the team wearing the t-shirts, but kept a dance video in which some of the employees wore them.

Photos of the team were shared on Twitter:

Online critics have lashed out at the broadcaster for allowing the team to wear the T-shirts at the height of the protests against Mr Floyd’s death in the US.

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