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Support The Deaths In Custody March, October 29th

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“When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for a variety of reasons, we can no longer breathe” – Frantz Fanon

The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) was set up in 1997 by families who had lost loved ones at the hands of the state to challenge the injustice in the system. It began as a network of black families because disproportionate numbers of black people were dying in police custody. It is now grown as a group that supports all families of the victims of custodial deaths at the hands or police officer, prison officers or in medical units.

Since 1999 UFC has held an annual procession from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street to remember loved ones who have died in custody. The UFC network includes the families of: Leon Patterson, Roger Sylvester, Rocky Bennett, Harry Stanley, Sean Rigg, Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah, Azelle Rodney, Christopher Alder, Brian Douglas, Joy Gardner, Paul Jemmott, Derek Bennett, Ricky Bishop, Inger Shah, Mikey Powell, Jason McPherson, Sarah Campbell, Jimmy Mubenga, Paul Coker, Mark Dugan, Anthony Granger, Olaseni Lewis, James Herbert, Kingsley Burrell, Thomas Orchard, Sheku Bayoh, Amy El-Keria, Darren Neville, Jason McDonald, Philmore Mills, Me Mohammed, Adrian McDonald, Rashan Charles, Edson Da Costa, Marc Cole, Junior Leroy Medford, Kishn Mahay, Cameron Whelan, Winston Augustine, Yassar Yaqub, Komane Jack Suslanta, Dallan Atkinson, Ronaldo Johnson, Oladell Omishore, Chris Kaba and many others. We believe:

• That failure of State officials to ensure the basic right to life is made worse by the failure of the State to prosecute those responsible for custody deaths
• That failure to prosecute those responsible for deaths in custody sends the message that the State can act with impunity UFC ANNUAL PROCESSION 2022
Join us for this year’s annual remembrance procession which takes place on Saturday 29 October 2022 Assemble at 12pm at Trafalgar Square for a march to Downing Street at 13:30.
Support the family campaigns by pledging to the National Memorial Family Fund https://www.memorialfamilyfund.org.uk
Twitter: @UFFCampaign Email: [email protected] Web: http://uffcampaign.org



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