London news Protesters stop traffic in Brixton as hundreds gather for demonstration Uk news
MetiNews.Com - A number of groups gathered for the protest held to mark Afrikan Emancipation Day, with the Met Police saying they made three arrests
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. Protesters, floats with speakers and people on motorbikes spilled out onto Brixton Road shortly before 4pm and began to march to nearby Max Roach Park. Antoinette Harrison, who lives in nearby Clapham, praised the “unity” of the event as she marched with her cousin and cousin’s children. On why she chose to join, the 38-year-old said: “We are tired. And I was just saying, our parents have gone through, we’re going through this, and I don’t want our next generation to. It’s got to come to an end.” She added: “What’s lovely about it is there’s such unity. It’s not just the one race, like it was back in the day, now it’s whites, blacks, Hispanics – everyone.”
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