UFFC annual memorial family event for 2020 moves online

Grieving families at UFFC annual rally in 2015 - credit Panther Manchanda
UFFC 2015 – Standing together in love and unity – credit Panther Manchanda

source: United Families & Friends
published: 4 October 2020

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 making sure they mention their name and details of what happened.

Please send your clips to contactuffc@gmail.com
The deadline for sending in your clips is on the 20 October 2020, no later than 12:00pm. Click here to watch video >

These will all be edited together and released across all UFFC and partner platforms at 1:00pm on Saturday 31st October 2020. We will also be releasing it across all media.

This is open to all families as a way of remembering our loved ones. We hope that all our supporters will help to promote the online release and be part of this remembrance action on the day.

Further details will be released in the run-up to the day.

Watch Migrant Media’s groundbreaking documentary ‘INJUSTICE’ about the struggles for justice by the victims families and the formation of the UFFC.

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The UFFC national rally supports
National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund

Every year since 1999, the UFFC holds its annual remembrance procession from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street to remember loved ones who have died in custody.

Watch Migrant Media’s groundbreaking documentary ‘INJUSTICE’ about the struggles for justice by the victims families and the formation of UFFC.

The UFFC was set up by the families who had lost loved ones at the hands of the state to challenge the injustice in the system. It began as a network of black families because disproportionate numbers of BME people were dying in police custody. It has now grown to include families of all races that die in custody.

Come and support the families of those who have died at the hands of police, prison and secure medical units in the UK.

The UFFC network includes the families of: Leon Patterson, Roger Sylvester, Rocky Bennett, Harry Stanley, Sean Rigg, Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah, Azelle Rodney, Christopher Alder, Brian Douglas, Joy Gardner, Paul Jemmott, Ricky Bishop, Mikey Powell, Jason McPherson, Sarah Campbell, Jimmy Mubenga, Paul Coker, Mark Duggan, Sheku Bayoh, Olaseni Lewis, James Herbert, Kingsley Burrell, Thomas Orchard, Amy El-Keria, Darren Neville, Jason McDonald, Philmore Mills, Mzee Mohammed, Adrian McDonald, Rashan Charles, Edson da Costa, Mark Cole and many others.

Supported by: 4WardEverUK, Migrant Media, INQUEST, UNISON, RMT, FBU, UNITE, Tottenham Rights, Sisters Uncut, London Campaign Against Police & State Violence, LARAG, NMP, Pan African Society Community Forum, Institute of Race Relations, Edge Fund, Black Lives Matter UK, National Union of Students and Defend The Right to Protest.

“We look forward to seeing you – No Justice No Peace”

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Annual rally background >

See the list – Deaths in Custody 1969-2011 >