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Luton police station shuts as protest demands justice

Issue No. 2436

Luton police station shut down last Sunday as hundreds of people marched through the town calling for justice against police brutality.

Two Bedfordshire officers were accused but later cleared of chasing and beating disabled man Faruk Ali in Luton last February.

Cops Christopher Thomas and Christopher Pitts were found not guilty of misconduct in a public office.

Friends and supporters took part in the protest demanding transparency in the case.

Also on the march were the family and supporters of Leon Briggs who died in police custody in November 2013. They are still waiting for an inquest. Other groups included Justice4Mayah and Justice4Mark Duggan.

Ferguson protest leader Rev Osagyefo Sekou is set to speak at the Dallow Rd Community Centre in Luton on 24 January from 1-3pm.

He is visiting Britain as part of the Ferguson Solidarity Tour. 

Other events will be taking place in Brixton, Tottenham, central London, Brighton, Birmingham, Warwick and Manchester.

For details

Unite Against Fascism Wales is organising a demo against a planned march by the fascist Welsh Alliance on 31 January in Newport, south Wales.

For more details see the event page on Facebook Keep Newport Nazi Free

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Tue 13 Jan 2015, 17:47 GMT
Issue No. 2436
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