Uk news Hundreds gather for protests in Brixton on Afrikan Emancipation Day London news

MetiNews.Com - Hundreds of people have gathered in south London for the seventh Afrikan Emancipation Day March, after police imposed restrictions in response to plans to block traffic. Organisers of the event had planned to shut down a major road through the centre of Brixton in protest against a lack of action on the issue of reparations for slavery.   

Uk news Hundreds gather for protests in Brixton on Afrikan Emancipation Day London news

MetiNews.Com - Hundreds of people have gathered in south London for the seventh Afrikan Emancipation Day March, after police imposed restrictions in response to plans to block traffic. Organisers of the event had planned to shut down a major road through the centre of Brixton in protest against a lack of action on the issue of reparations for slavery.   

Uk news  Hundreds gather for protests in Brixton on Afrikan Emancipation Day London news
01 August 2020 - 15:24

Breaking News ! ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in. Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences Hundreds of people have gathered in south London for the seventh Afrikan Emancipation Day March, after police imposed restrictions in response to plans to block traffic. Organisers of the event had planned to shut down a major road through the centre of Brixton in protest against a lack of action on the issue of reparations for slavery. A coalition of groups including Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee, Rhodes Must Fall Oxford, and Extinction Rebellion had said they would block the A23 Brixton Road from Max Roach Park to Windrush Square and occupy the area for the day. On Friday Scotland Yard said that, while the majority of attendees would be congregating for a "family-friendly, socially distanced day of activities and learning", it was imposing an 8pm curfew and other restrictions on the event. The event marks the passing 1833 Abolition of Slavery Act, which came into force on 1 August 1834. Campaigners argue that the millions of pounds in compensation paid to former slaveholders as a result of the Act, without similar recompense for freed slaveholders, cemented and increased racial injustices that are still felt today. On Saturday afternoon crowds of people listened to music in Windrush Square in Brixton while a group of police officers stood nearby. A short distance away, another group observed speeches before a three-minute silence was held to mark Afrikan Emancipation Day. Three people – holding signs saying “mask up” and wearing visors – handed out face masks and hand sanitiser to those attending.

. Protests in Brixton on Afrikan Emancipation Day - In pictures 10 show all Protests in Brixton on Afrikan Emancipation Day - In pictures 1/10 Protesters gather in Windrush Square Wayne Chandai/Twitter 2/10 A woman speaks to protesters supporting Stop the Maangamizi Campaign and the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March PA 3/10 A group of motorcyclists lead a march PA 4/10 Protesters gather in Windrush Square Wayne Chandai/Twitter 5/10 Protesters supporting Stop the Maangamizi Campaign PA 6/10 Protesters supporting Stop the Maangamizi Campaign and the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee during a protest in Windrush Square in Brixton PA 7/10 PA 8/10 PA 9/10 Protesters gather in Windrush Square Wayne Chandai/Twitter 10/10 Protesters gather in Windrush Square Wayne Chandai/Twitter 1/10 Protesters gather in Windrush Square Wayne Chandai/Twitter 2/10 A woman speaks to protesters supporting Stop the Maangamizi Campaign and the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March PA 3/10 A group of motorcyclists lead a march PA 4/10 Protesters gather in Windrush Square Wayne Chandai/Twitter 5/10 Protesters supporting Stop the Maangamizi Campaign PA 6/10 Protesters supporting Stop the Maangamizi Campaign and the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee during a protest in Windrush Square in Brixton PA 7/10 PA 8/10 PA 9/10 Protesters gather in Windrush Square Wayne Chandai/Twitter 10/10 Protesters gather in Windrush Square Wayne Chandai/Twitter Protesters, including some from Extinction Rebellion, occupied the middle of the junction. But they moved shortly after police told them to get back onto the curb. Protesters soon began marching down Brixton Road towards Max Roach Park, blocking the road and stopping traffic. Protesters gathered in Windrush Square (PA) Antoinette Harrison, who lives in nearby Clapham, attended the event to march with her cousin and her cousin’s children. Read more Thousands of demonstrators march on Berlin to protest virus measures Hamilton takes 91st career pole at Silverstone 'Captain Tobias' finishes marathon with Olympic champion Ennis-Hill Florida braces for impact after Hurricane Isaias batters the Bahamas On why she joined the event, 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.” Asked if she had any concerns about coronavirus while attending, Ms Harrison, who has been protesting since earlier in the summer, said: “This is a pandemic – racism and not having justice.”

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Uk news Hundreds gather for protests in Brixton on Afrikan Emancipation Day London news


Uk news Hundreds gather for protests in Brixton on Afrikan Emancipation Day London news


Uk news Hundreds gather for protests in Brixton on Afrikan Emancipation Day London news


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