After closing its doors for more than a year, the Institute of Contemporary Arts reopens with an exhibition focused on the “various forms of state violence and institutional racism targeted at Britain’s Black communities”.
Tag: Deaths in custody remembrance
The campaign set up their Facebook page for the families of Marc Cole and Adrian McDonald. Two young men, both devoted fathers. Both killed by police taser, baton and dog restraint during a mental health crisis.
In November 2013 following the death of Leon Briggs, after he was held down by police officers in Luton, police watchdog the IPCC confirmed that they would be treating the custody death as a criminal investigation.
Leroy Junior Medford died in police custody in Reading on 2nd April 2017. The Facebook campaign page has been set up by family members and friends to get answers and justice for Leroy.
Family, friends and supporters have pledged to continue fighting for justice for 25 year-old Edson da Costa who died six days after being detained by police | Rest in eternal peace – 14 March 1992 -25 June 2017.
In October 2020 the United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) annual protest & rally moved online with a powerful video tribute that remembered the victims and heard from some of the families affected.
Due to Covid restrictions UFFC will be holding this years 22nd annual memorial event online. All families are requested to submit a two-minute clip of the story of their loved ones to shared in an online collage on 31 October.
In a month when South Africans are observing the 43rd anniversary of the controversial death in police custody of Steven Bantu Biko, there seems to be a vital need today for leaders of his calibre.