5 Days Remaining

Monday 8th
posted by Will Stone in Britain

HUNDREDS of people chanted “murderers” during a mass Black Lives Matter demonstration at the weekend to mark the fifth anniversary of the police shooting of Mark Duggan.

The 300-strong crowd marched through the streets on Saturday carrying placards saying “jail racist cops” and “white silence kills.”

They rallied at Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham and held a minute’s silence outside the police station, five years on from the day Mr Duggan was shot dead.

Carole Duggan, Mark’s aunt, called it “perverse” that an inquest verdict in 2014 found the killing lawful.

She said: “Right now, as it stands, the police can shoot any unarmed person they want. They don’t have to be armed now, because of that verdict.”

Ms Duggan accused the Met of wanting to adopt a violent “US-style” form of policing in London.

The demonstration demanded justice for all black people who have died in controversial circumstances including Jermaine Baker, Cynthia Jarrett, Joy Gardner and Roger Sylvester.

Tottenham Rights campaigner Stafford Scott called for an end to “cover-ups” when police make mistakes on the street.

He said: “We want institutional racism that’s embedded within the police force dealt with properly.

“We want everything to be on an equal playing field. We want the stereotyping of black people that goes on in police stations to stop.”

He warned there is still “creeping” racism in society.

Mr Duggan’s death sparked widespread rioting in cities across the country.