Thanks Egg!! Make sure you are at Wednesday’s open meeting starting at 6.15pm sharp, Dalston mosque, 9-15 Shacklewell Lane, E8. Non-segregated, no pork, no covering and take off your shoes in the area provided.
Thanks to Anton Chigur
Marching from Canary Wharf. Set to arrive at US embassy at around 1pm
Well done to Adam and Birungi for organising today’s march from Canary Wharf and protest at the US embassy.
Shakira Martin from NUS tells new UK prime minister Theresa May that we are coming for her!
10,000 people marched against racism today in London. Among them were Black Lives Matter marchers linking up the issues. Video by Zak Cochrane
From the Evening Standard
Capres Willow organised a 3,000 person strong march in support of the two African-American men shot by police in recent weeks in Minnesota and Louisiana
Capres Willow had never been to a protest when she decided to organise, at three days’ notice, a march in central London to support Black Lives Matter, the global activism movement which began in 2013 in the US after the shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, and has continued to campaign against violence towards black people and police brutality.
The 18-year-old, from Waltham Abbey in Essex, expected around 30 of her friends to show up — she ended up with 3,000 on Oxford Street on Sunday, brandishing banners of support for Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, the two African-American men shot by police in recent weeks in Minnesota and Louisiana.
“I’d messaged about 10 people in the morning to see if they were interested and my cousin replied, saying: ‘We don’t have nearly enough time before Sunday.’ Basically, it’s a nice thought but it’s not going to happen. She messaged me back that night saying ‘I’m so sorry I ever doubted you.’”