Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
On Thursday 25 May, the DWP's National Race Network held an online event on Microsoft Teams to mark the third anniversary of George Floyd's death. During the event, civil servants were invited to make comments in the accompanying Teams chat.
(1) Please confirm whether any of the comments posted during the live event within the Teams chat mentioned Suella Braverman (the Home Secretary).
(2) If any of the comments did mention Suella Braverman, please provide the full text of the comments (i.e. all sentences contained within the comment).
(3) For any comment referenced above in (2), please indicate how many civil servants reacted to the comment with a 'thumbs up'.
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