This year the annual event also showed solidarity with simultaneous marches and protests with fellow campaigners that took place in Scotland and France.
Deaths in state custody internationally are still a huge concern and sees no signs of abating. While the problem is systemic, often maintained by institutional racism, many families demanding justice say that the police [and other state institutions] are never held to account for deaths in custody and most certainly do not face any semblance of justice, trial or jail.
The Metropolitan Police Service recently agreed to settle a claim brought by Mark Duggan’s family arising out of his fatal shooting in August 2011. We view this as an acknowledgement of their wrongdoing.
Whilst this may bring an end to the current legal process, it does not bring conclusion to the community’s quest for the truth to be revealed. To enable this to happen we have joined forces with Forensic Architecture.
The Killing of Mark Duggan – The Truth the Whole Truth & Nothing But the Truth
Takes place: Saturday 30 November 2019 – 6pm to 8pm Venue: Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach Road, London N1 4RY
The NMPMFF will be the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody. It will make small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the United Kingdom to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in a range of other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives.