Protests are taking place across the UK after an unarmed black man was shot dead by police.
Crowds gathered outside New Scotland Yard to join a rally against police brutality and institutional racism. Chris Hippo Early this month.
At the Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Chuo Ward, a crowd of over 1,000 wielded placards reading “No Justice, No Peace” and “Fight Police Racism.” LondonOther events are held in Manchester, Southampton and Coventry.
A 24-year-old man was shot dead by police on September 5. He was killed after being caught in a chase when the car he was driving was flagged by an automated camera system indicating that he was involved in a crime.
Kaba died from a single wound fired by a suspended police officer.
Hippo’s family, whose fiancée is expecting their first child, has accused Met of racism. IOPCscurrently investigating what happened.
On Saturday, speakers included Mr Hippo’s cousin. [a similar demonstration] Last week they found out how many people are helping them in their fight. They are powerless but your support and love is holding them. ”
He added: A baby is born who needs to know that people fought for their father. ”
Other speakers include Marsha Rigg, whose brother Sean Rigg died at Brixton Police Station in 2008, and former Labor leader. Jeremy Corbyn, he said: Let this be our line in the sand.
speak before the meeting, Sadik Khanthe Mayor of London said:
“The IOPC has confirmed to me that it is fully committed to conducting a thorough and comprehensive investigation to establish all the facts, publishing all material findings.
“It is clear that independent investigation must be fearless and do whatever it takes.”
The IOPC has been in contact with Kaba’s family about the investigation, which is expected to take six to nine months.
A coroner’s inquest is scheduled to begin on October 4.
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