Marchers demand justice over deaths in police custody

Four hundred people marched on Saturday  29th October to remember those who have died at the hands of the police and to fight for justice.

The march, which went down Whitehall from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street, was organised by the United Families and Friends Campaign.


Many of the families fighting for their loved ones were in attendance, growing in number from last year. According to Inquest, the number of deaths in police custody currently stands at 1,578 since 1990.

Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg who died in police custody spoke at the rally as did Margaret Smith whose son Jermaine Baker was shot dead by police while he sat in a car in Wood Green. Becky Shah from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign told the crowd: “Never give up fighting… if we can do it, then so can you.”

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was slated by speakers for its total inability to hold murderous police to account.