100's march in Birmingham seeking justice over deaths

originally by: Voice Online
published: 3rd July 2011

More than 1,000 people took to the streets of Birmingham yesterday (Saturday) in a march for justice to show their support for the grieving family of Kingsley Burrell and many other young men who have died after coming into contact with police. The three-hour march ended in an angry rally outside West Midlands Police headquarters in the city centre where protesters vented their fury.

March organisers urged the crowd to sign an online petition to demand a full public inquiry into the deaths of Burrell, reggae singer Smiley Culture, who died in March, and many others.

Maxie Hayles, who chairs the Birmingham Racial Attacks Monitoring Unit (BRAMU) called for a war memorial for those who have died in police custody.

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Western troops accused of executing Afghan civilians and children

Soldiersoriginally published by: Times Online
31st December 2009

American-led troops were accused yesterday of dragging innocent children from their beds and shooting them during a night raid that left ten people dead. Afghan government investigators said that eight schoolchildren were killed, all but one of them from the same family. Locals said that some victims were handcuffed before being killed.

Western military sources said that the dead were all part of an Afghan terrorist cell responsible for manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have claimed the lives of countless soldiers and civilians.

“This was a joint operation that was conducted against an IED cell that Afghan and US officials had been developing information against for some time,” said a senior Nato insider.

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