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Deaths in Custody


Families speak out on anniversary of police killing of Mark Duggan

05 August 2017
The mothers of Mark Duggan and Jermaine Baker demanded an end to police killings on the sixth anniversary of Mark's death in Tottenham yesterday, Friday.

Police account unravels as IPCC confirms Rashan Charles did not swallow drugs

03 August 2017
The cops’ pet watchdog, the IPCC, confirmed yesterday, Wednesday, that Rashan Charles did not swallow drugs before he died.

Exclusive: witnesses speak out on how Darren Cumberbatch died

30 July 2017
Speakers at a rally and other witnesses have given their accounts of how Darren Cumberbatch died

‘We will fight for justice for Darren Cumberbatch’

30 July 2017
Over 350 people have attended a march in Nuneaton, Warwickshire over the death of Darren Cumberbatch after contact with the police

Fury and barricades in Hackney after death of Rashan Charles

28 July 2017
Anger against the police and racism bursts on to the the streets of Hackney, east London

Did police tasering cause Darren Cumberbatch to die?

26 July 2017
The family of Darren Cumberbatch, who died after being arrested by police in Nuneaton want answers over his death.

Why we won’t get an anti-racist police force

25 July 2017
Police officers in England have killed three black men in a month. Edson Da Costa died after being stopped by police in Newham, east London, on 15 June. His life support was switched off on 21 June.

Anger on the streets as march demands justice for Rashan Charles

24 July 2017
Hundreds of angry protesters marched through east London this evening, Monday, demanding justice for Rashan Charles.

Rashan Charles’ father says ‘I am heartbroken, this has to stop’

24 July 2017
The father of Rashan Charles, who died on Saturday after being stopped by police, has spoken to Socialist Worker about his loss

Family and friends of Edson Da Costa appeal for support with fundraiser

18 July 2017
The family and friends of Edson Da Costa have organised a fundraiser to help with funeral and legal costs.

Father of Edson Da Costa speaks out - killer cops need to be stopped

11 July 2017
The father of a man who died after being stopped by police in east London has spoken to Socialist Worker about the battle for justice.

New play pulls no punches about deaths in custody

11 April 2017
Custody is a powerful piece of theatre, which examines the impact on an ordinary family whose innocent son dies at the hands of the police in a “routine stop and search”. Meanwhile a Rock Against Racism posters exhibition is on tour

Reports round up—Protests force Ineos bosses to frack off

07 February 2017
Workers at the posh Harrods department store celebrated another victory in the wake of their successful campaign to retain their tips.

Inquiry into police killing of Anthony Grainger opens

24 January 2017
A public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger, a mechanic and father of two from Bolton, began last Tuesday.

New protests as activists demand justice for man murdered by police, Yassar Yaqub

10 January 2017
Angry protesters blocked the M62 motorway on Monday evening to mark a week since police shot and killed Yassar Yaqub.

After Yassar Yaqub’s funeral, protest called in Bradford over police ‘assassination’

06 January 2017
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Huddersfield today, Friday, for the funeral of Yassar Yaqub. Police shot Yassar dead on Monday evening as he sat in a car on the M62 near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Angry protests hit West Yorkshire after police killing of Yassar Yaqub

05 January 2017
People across West Yorkshire and beyond have reacted with fury to the police shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub.

Big Stand Up To Racism meetings around the country aim to build mass movement

04 November 2016
Around 350 people attended Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) meetings in Bristol, Birmingham and Huddersfield this week. They were part of a nationwide series of rallies on Confronting the Rise of Racism.

Hundreds join rally over deaths in police custody

01 November 2016
Some 400 people joined a procession last Saturday to commemorate those who have died in police custody.

'White Lives Matter' Nazis are booed, jeered and outnumbered in Margate

25 October 2016
A “White Lives Matter” (WLM) march took place in Margate in Kent last Saturday.

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