Today [17 April 2019] marked the 50th anniversary of what racial justice campaigners have described as one of Yorkshire’s most shameful episodes. Nigerian immigrant David Oluwale had come to Britain to work, sailing into Hull on a cargo ship.
Tag: Deaths in custody remembrance
The name Christopher Alder is known throughout Hull but the full story of his controversial death and the battles his family have fought since are truly shocking. Hull Live takes a look at the twists and turns which left families angered and bereft.
A group of activists marched to memorialise people murdered as the result of police violence. The proceedings were intentionally silent to acknowledge persecution of Indigenous families at the hands of a colonial-state regime.
Campaigning news collective, 4WardEverUK, is to launch a new website in 2019 to raise both awareness and funds for an initiative inspired by Mikey Powell, who died in police custody on 7th September 2003.
Take a look at the new gallery of images from the United Families & Friends Campaign annual rally and protest that took place in October 2018. Many thanks for contributions from INQUEST and Dave Springer.
This 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 from Trafalgar Square to 10 Downing Street.
Mikey’s cousin and prominent activist and social justice campaigner, Tippa Naphtali, has written the following moving article to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Mikey’s 2003 custody death.
A well-attended memorial event, “Justice Denied – The Life and Times of Joy Gardner,” marked 25 years since the 1993 murder of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner by the British government’s Alien Deportation Squad.