A powerful new play inspired by the case of a father-of-two who died in police custody in Scotland and intended to explore how racist the country really is, is being developed by one of its leading theatres.
The Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh is working with an acclaimed poet and writer on Lament for Sheku, which will examine how much prejudice exists in Scotland’s institutions and in our wider society.
Hannah Lavery, who has already created a spoken word show recalling her experiences of growing up in a mixed-race family in Edinburgh, said the play was aimed at revealing the human tragedy behind the Sheku Bayoh case, which triggered accusations of racism within Police Scotland.
The Justice4Kingsley Campaign are calling for the community to support their event taking place in Birmingham on 30 March 2019.
Meet at 1.00pm sharp at the Handsworth CemeteryOxhill Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 8JT march to Newtown police station.
PC Paul Adey has been dismissed but the notorious PC Mark Fannon and PC Paul Greenfield have walked away free of any charge and back in our community again at Newtown Police Station as first response officers serving our family and friends across Birmingham – Handsworth, Newtown, Aston, Nechells – amongst our community particularly the Black & Asian community who are disproportionately targeted.
They assembled in the shadows of Mark Duggan’s old neighborhood to march to the spot where the father-of-six was killed by the bullets from the gun of a Metropolitan Police office on August 4, 2011.
Duggan family and friends were joined by other campaign groups, including Justice for Sean Rigg. Despite a public inquest that declared Duggan’s death ‘lawful’, his supporters remain unsatisfied with the verdict.
The past three years have been frustrating ones for MD supporters who during their quest for justice found that the name and reputation of their son, father neighbor, brother smeared by the authorities and now they say despite the arduous nature of the journey the struggle for justice will continue whatever the cost.