UFFC Annual Rally

UFFC Annual Rally London 2018

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The Rally & Procession is held each year in Central London

The United Families & Friends Campaign is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in secure immigration units and psychiatric hospitals.

* Click here for the report on the 2019 Rally & Procession *

Click here for report on 2018 Conference & Procession

See the list – Deaths in Custody 1969-2011



Year HeldEvent Summary
Rally & Procession – Oct 2019The annual United Families and Friends Campaign (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.
20th Anniversary – Oct 2018This year the United Families marked the 20th year of the annual rally and protest by also holding a conference on 26 October, followed by the rally on 27 October. The conference entitled 'Interrogating State Violence: Custodial Deaths, Justice and Resistance' was a co-production by the Centre for Research on Race and Law, United Families & Friends Campaign, Migrant Media and 4WardEverUK.
Rally & Procession – Oct 2017Arti Dillon, of Southwark Socialist Party said; “It was heartbreaking to take part in the annual march of Unite Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC), made up of those affected by deaths in police custody, prison and similar situations as more families ‘joined the club’ no-one wanted to be part of.”
Rally & Procession – Oct 2016Some 400 people joined a procession last Saturday to commemorate those who have died in police custody. The march was organised by the United Families and Friends Campaign. The number of families and campaigns grows each year as the number of deaths increases. It currently stands at 1,578 since 1990, according to charity INQUEST.
Rally & Procession – Oct 2015Thousands of people have died, and continue to die, when coming into contact with the police, while the law enforcers responsible are continually shielded from facing justice without being held to account. They avoid jail, and they know they will. This creates a perpetually worsening cycle, which needs to be broken. The only way this can happen is if police officers face justice like everyone else.
Rally & Procession – Oct 2014Families and friends of some of the thousands of people killed in police custody, prison, psychiatric units and asylum and immigration centres gathered alongside supporters, students, activists, trade union representatives and concerned members of the public to voice their anger, sadness and frustration with the lack of justice received by the families of those murdered by the state.
Rally & Procession – Oct 2013The 2013 (15th) annual demonstration took place on 26th October in London and was attended by over 250 people. Those in attendance included relatives of Mark Duggan, Thomas Orchard, Sean Rigg, Roger Sylvester, Anthony Grainger, Joy Gardner, Olaseni Lewis and many more.
Rally & Procession – Oct 20124WardEver UK commends the United Families & Friends Campaign for pulling off a successful and peaceful rally and demonstration in London on Saturday 27th October 2012 in Central London. Hundreds of families, friends and supporters attended the event including Defend the Right to Protest, Linton Kwesi-Johnson, 4WardEver UK, Birmingham Strong Justice4All, INQUEST, Black Mental Health UK and many others.
Rally & Procession – Oct 2011Once again, this year, like every year hundreds gathered for the annual march against deaths in police custody in Britain. Most of those here are family members who say they have lost loved ones at the hands of the police. Like the family of Sean Riggs who died on 21 August 2008. A 40-year old musician, he was arrested in the street by four officers and taken to a nearby police station.
UFFC Gathering – Oct 2010The United Family and Friends Campaign (UFFC) staged a protest march from Trafalgar Square to Downing St today. They are brought together by a common bond of allegedly having had a friend or family member die in police custody. London, UK on 30th October 2010.
UFFC Gathering – Oct 2009Families of those that have died in police, prison and psychiatric custody held their Annual Remembrance Procession on Saturday 31st October 2009. Although numbers were small as there was no official organising of this, the 11th year of the march,families that attended were determined to continue.
Rally & Procession – Oct 2008The Annual United Families & Friends Campaign commemorating 10 years of struggle! Hundreds of people have died in custody in Britain over the last 30+ years. A disproportionate number of these were African-Caribbean men.
Rally & Procession – Oct 2006Over 200 people turned up at the annual London event to remember and demand justice for those who have been killed in police custody, prisons and mental health institutions.
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