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Public meeting calls for justice for Mark Duggan

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2389

Up to 200 people attended a public meeting calling for justice for Mark Duggan in Tottenham, north London on Thursday of last week.

Speakers included Carole Duggan, Mark’s aunt, as well as Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg, and Becky Shah, whose mother died at the Hillsborough disaster. 

Carole thanked people for continuing to support the family in their fight to hold the police accountable for Mark’s killing. 

She said, “We really do need support. Families can’t do it on their own.”

Jenny Sutton, a lecturer at Conel college in Tottenham, said UCU members at the college had unanimously passed a motion in support of Mark’s family.


There was disbelief and anger when a jury returned a conclusion that Mark was lawfully killed when police shot him dead in August 2011.

Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson read out a message of solidarity to Mark’s family. 

He said, “There exists in this country a culture of impunity in the police force that allows trigger happy, inept and rogue cops to kill citizens without care.”

And Marcia Rigg told of how her family have recently won a re-opening of the investigation into Sean’s death in police custody in 2008. 

She said, “Their trick is wear us down. Our trick is to wear them out.”

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Tue 4 Feb 2014, 16:21 GMT
Issue No. 2389
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