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Fighting for justice for Julian Webster

by Mark Krantz
Issue No. 2203

Sonia Webster speaks out during the protest last week                    (Pic: Penny Krantz)

Sonia Webster speaks out during the protest last week (Pic: Penny Krantz)


Angry protesters from the Justice for Julian Webster campaign occupied the foyer of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Manchester last Friday chanting “No Justice! No Peace!”

Julian Webster died in 2009, aged 24, after being restrained by two security staff outside the Pitcher and Piano Bar in Manchester.

His mother Sonia Webster said, “It is over a year now, and still there has not been a proper inquest. We need to know what happened. We need justice so that our family can move on.”

Lee Jasper addressed the crowd of family, friends and civil rights activists many of whom had travelled from the family home in Birmingham saying “How come a black man was murdered in this city and nothing is said? Why has the CPS not prosecuted anyone?”


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Tue 25 May 2010, 18:07 BST
Issue No. 2203
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