50 BLM protesters gathered last night outside the US embassy in solidarity with Charlotte and the fight for justice by all the victims of police racist violence in the US. The release of the video from the Scott family is in sharp contrast to the continuing refusal of the police to let the public see video from officers involved in the killing at the scene.
A hugely disproportionate 194 out of the 793 people killed by police in the US this year this year are black. source
Justice for Sean Rigg
The news from the US follows last week’s decision by the the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service not to bring charges against any of the police involved in the death of Sean Rigg at Brixton police station in 2008.
Marcia Rigg, Sean Rigg’s sister, told the Voice newspaper she “had hoped for an opportunity to get justice”.
The family’s legal team is “urgently consider reviewing” the decision under the Victims’ Right of Review scheme.
We need to step up our support for all the families fighting for justice. Join the annual United Friends and Families Campaign march taking place on October 29th, 12 noon Trafalgar Square.
From The Voice
Thousands March To Parliament Demanding Reparations
‘We will honour our ancestors whether Britain likes it or not’
Written by Elizabeth Pears
04/08/2015 05:14 PM
THOUSANDS OF people marched peacefully from Brixton to Parliament on Saturday (Aug 1) to mark Emancipation Day and reiterate calls for reparations.
The procession, which united people of African heritage across all ages, religions and cultures, followed a hugely successful event last year that left those in attendance feeling empowered.
The crowds, which included many Pan-Africans, Rastafarians, member of the Nation of Islam, Christians and Black Hebrew Israelites, set off from Windrush Square and made the three-mile journey to the House of Commons.
Emancipation Day – a national holiday in many former British colonies in the Caribbean – is the anniversary of the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act, which made slavery illegal from August 28, 1834. more
Full report to follow. Very successful meeting attended by 120 people, encompassing leading protest organisers and activists and others. Subjects covered included future action, intervention at this year’s Notting Hill carnival, music events, media and publicity, policing, stop and search, economics, boycotts and much more. we have set ourselves up as Black Lives Matter UK and will be organising a speaking tour to link up with other cities.
The media in London are trying to blame BLM for the trouble in Hyde Park last night just because some black kids were apparently involved. Blame the system of racsim and inequality for creating a society where a minority of young people feel the need to carry knives instead of picking on the victims and those fighting for change. Come to tonight’s meeting. Without struggle there is no progress!
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