Singing “No justice, no peace” thousands of protesters marched through a Paris suburb to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of a black man whose case has mobilized anger against police brutality.
The callous killing of George Floyd resonated powerfully across all of Britain’s black communities, given our long-running issues with the police. But his death probably had more meaning in one part of the country than any other.
The EU’s top diplomat has described the death of George Floyd as an “abuse of power”, adding his voice to growing international unease over the US killing as well as Washington’s subsequent violent crackdown against protesters.
A former Minneapolis police officer has been charged with murder following the death of an unarmed black man in custody. The officer was shown in footage kneeling on George Floyd’s neck. He and three other officers were sacked.
The last few weeks have been filled with devastating news – stories about the police killing black people. At this point, these calamities feel familiar – so familiar, in fact, that their details have begun to echo each other.
One of the men accused in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery was involved in a previous prosecution of Arbery, according to a letter written by a prosecutor who has since recused himself from the case.
As police brutality in France intensifies under coronavirus restrictions, we talk to the leader of “Justice for Adama” about her campaign to protect Black communities and get justice for her brother’s death.
The UFFC held its annual march in central London on Saturday 26 October 2019. This year the annual event also showed solidarity with simultaneous marches and protests with fellow campaigners that took place in Scotland and France.