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Mark Duggan 'was not a gangster’

Carole Duggan, Mark’s aunt, spoke about his killing

Issue No. 2339

Carole Duggan at the meeting

Carole Duggan at the meeting (Pic: Guy Smallman)

“Mark was an ordinary working class guy, he lived for his children.

“He wasn’t suicidal, yet they try to tell us he got out of a car with a gun that had one bullet in it to face 31 armed police.

“Mark was not a gangster, he was ambushed as he was going home. You’d hope that in this day and age his colour wouldn’t matter, but institutional racism is getting worse.

“The police and certain sections of the media said our family started the riots.

“We didn’t start the riots, the police started the riots. We have to pull together. It’s the only was we’ll beat the state.”

Carole was speaking at a 90-strong meeting in central London hosted by Defend the Right to Protest on Monday of this week

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