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Marching for justice over deaths in custody

by Patrick Ward
Issue No. 2275

The friends and relatives of those who have died in police custody were set to march on Downing Street this Saturday demanding justice.

The United Families and Friends Campaign march is now in its 13th year—but every year more families join their ranks.

Samantha Rigg-David’s brother, Sean Rigg, died in mysterious circumstances at Brixton police station in south London in August 2008.

“We can’t give up until we all get proper justice,” she told Socialist Worker. “We’re going to rap on Number 10’s door.”

This year the families of Mark Duggan, Kingsley Burrell Brown, Demetre Fraser and Smiley Culture are also involved. All have died in custody since last year’s march.

United Families and Friends Campaign march against custody deaths, this Saturday 29 October. Assemble 12.30pm at the south side of Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square, London. Wear black and bring banners.


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Tue 25 Oct 2011, 17:45 BST
Issue No. 2275
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