UK activists rally on anniversary of Rigg’s custody death


originally by: PressTV  
published: 23 August 2012

Hundreds of campaigners and legal professionals have marched for a memorial meeting on the anniversary of Sean Rigg’s death in the British police custody.

On Tuesday August 21, around 200 people attended Rigg’s memorial at Lambeth Town Hall, south London, in order to mark four years since the death of the mentally ill black man in police custody.

Showing a documentary called “Who Policies the Police?” which highlighted the police excuses given for Sean’s death, the demonstrators also chanted slogans such as “No Justice, No Peace” and “Who Killed Sean Rigg? Brixton police killed Sean Rigg”.

Recently, the British Green Assembly member Jenny Jones called for the UK police watchdog Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to be drastically overhauled after controversies arose over the body’s inquiry into the organization’s handling of the custody death.

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