source: The Socialist
published: 28 June 2017
Anger over the death in police custody of another young black man erupted onto the streets of Newham in east London last Sunday, 25 June. Protesters demonstrated in Stratford and later outside Forest Gate police station demanding justice over the death of 25-year-old Edir Frederico Da Costa, who had been arrested in Newham ten days earlier. Clashes between some protesters and police later took place.
Police accounts of Da Costa’s death, and an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) release of a preliminary postmortem denying police brutality, has reportedly not convinced family members. Protesters suspected another police cover up.