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Thousands call for change to medal for the Order of St Michael and St George amid claims it is ‘racist’

A petition is calling for one of the Queen’s highest honours to be redesigned as campaigners say it resembles a white man killing a black man.

Thousands of people have signed a petition which was started last week, noting a similarity between the medal for the Order of St Michael and St George and the way George Floyd died in Minneapolis.

The badge of the order has St George fighting the dragon on one side, and the archangel St Michael trampling Satan on the other. 

On the petition, Tracy Reeve wrote: “The image on the Honorary Knights/Dames Commander (KCMG/DCMG) star is a white skinned angel stood on the head/neck of a black skinned devil.

“This is a highly offensive image, it is also reminiscent of the recent murder of George Floyd by the white policeman in the same manner presented here in this medal. 

“We the undersigned are calling for this medal to completely redesigned in a more appropriate way and for an official apology to be given for the offence it has given!”

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