Around 100 people attended the National Civil Rights Movement annual general meeting last weekend. Kwesi Menson, the brother of Michael Menson, Sukhdev Reel, the mother of Ricky Reel, and Doreen Lawrence were among the many relatives of victims of racism who spoke at the event.
The Institute of Race Relations has recorded 159 deaths in prison custody, and Britain has the highest proportion of young people and women in prisons in Europe. Reports were also made to the conference of the difficulties and racism faced by asylum seekers.
There was a sense of solidarity and hope
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