Tag: Remembrance

Brian Haw

Peace campaigner Brian Haw dies

Peace campaigner Brian Haw has died after “a long hard fight” against lung cancer, his family has announced. Mr Haw, 62, set up a camp in London’s Parliament Square in 2001 in protest against UK and US foreign policy. In March 2011, a High Court ruling obtained by London’s mayor forced him to move his camp on to the pavement.

Hundreds mourn Cherry Groce at funeral

Brixton stood still today (May 24) for the funeral of Cherry Groce, the innocent victim of a police shooting 26 years ago. Hundreds of mourners and well-wishers marched to The Brixton Seven Day Adventist Church on Santley Street, in south London, to the sounds of a New Orleans jazz band playing hymns.

New Cross Fire: 30th year anniversary

18th January 2011 will mark 30 years since the controversial fire that claimed many lives and left many questioning the quality of the police investigation into the deaths. There are those that say it was an accident and others, a deliberate racist attack the authorities couldn’t be bothered to investigate!