Some 60 people attended a Peace, Justice and Equality public meeting in Manchester on Friday of last week hosted by Black People Rising Against the Cuts (Barac).
The meeting was called in the wake of the inquest conclusion that Mark Duggan was “lawfully killed” when he was shot dead by police.
The meeting was attended by relatives of those who have had loved ones killed after coming into contact with police.
Mark’s aunt Carole Duggan told the meeting about how some sections of the media continue to smear Mark as a gangster.
Wesley Ahmed, cousin of Anthony Grainger, who was shot and killed by police in 2012, also addressed the meeting.
Anthony was shot while he was sitting in his car in Culcheth, Cheshire. On Monday of next week it will be two years since Anthony’s death. His family is still fighting to get justice.
The Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance (COPS) was set to be launched on Thursday of this week in central London.
The meeting has been organised by the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers. Speakers include Doreen Lawrence.