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Harry Stanley

Issue No. 1670

'I'LL GO anywhere in the world to get this out in the open.' Those are the words of Jim Stanley - brother of Harry Stanley, who was killed by police in east London.

Jim was speaking at a packed meeting in Glasgow on Saturday of last week. Harry had many relatives and friends in the west of Scotland. Jim talked movingly about the terrible impact his death has had on the family. He called for a public inquiry into Harry's killing and spoke out against the 'police investigating police'.

He referred to the cases of Stephen Lawrence and Sarah Thomas, a black woman who died in police custody in Hackney in August. Jim said, 'It's the police who are the racists, not us.' He emphasised the need for black and white working class people to unite against injustice, explaining that the recent demonstration for Harry in Hackney was '50/50 black and white'. Speakers from the floor pledged to take petitions and collection sheets into their workplaces, colleges and communities.

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Sat 30 Oct 1999, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1670
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