Families march for justice after deaths in police [and other] custody

UFFC Annual Rally 2017
Image Credit : Khushbu Hussain

source: Socialist Worker
published: 28 October 2017

The annual United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) held its annual march in central London on Saturday [28 October 2017].

The event, which commemorates the victims of police and state violence, saw 200 people march from Trafalgar Square to 10 Downing Street. It comes after a summer which saw several men—including Rashan Charles, Edson DaCosta and Darren Cumberbatch die after contact with the police.

Every year new families join people who have been fighting for decades.

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Police custody deaths in UK ‘should be treated like murder inquiry’

Shooting Deathsource: The Guardian
published: 28 October 2017

Deaths in custody should be investigated with the same urgency as murder inquiries, says a long-awaited report that aims to restore trust in the police.

The report, to be unveiled by home secretary Amber Rudd on Monday following a 15-month delay that angered families of those who died in custody, says agencies such as the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) need to handle deaths following contact with officers with the same haste and mindset as homicides.

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UFFC Annual Rally & Procession 2017 (19 years on)

UFFC Bereaved Families Speak Out
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source: UFFC
published: 9 October 2017

Join us for this years annual remembrance procession which takes place on Saturday 28 October 2017.

The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) is a national 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 immigration detention and secure psychiatric hospitals in the UK.

Assemble 29 October 2017, 12Noon at Trafalgar Square for a silent procession along Whitehall followed by a noisy protest at Downing Street.

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.

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