A week of solidarity actions against police brutality

Next week is a busy week, lots of actions and events coming up. Please have a look and see if you can join us at all or some of them.

Support “A” – a victim of racist and brutal policing

Date: Tuesday 9th December, 9am
Venue: City of London Magistrates Court, 1 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4XY
Link: https://londonagainstpoliceviolence.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/support-afrikan-a/

Written by A:

Please join me and other campaigners on the picket line at the court house which is at the corner of Queen Victoria Street and Walbrook Street Outside exit 8 of Bank underground station.

My case could not be concluded on 31st July 2014 because the police did not produce the specific material they were asked to. So they were ordered again to produce this material so that the case can be heard on Thursday, 14th August 2014. Yet again on 14th August the case was not heard as only part of the ‘ordered’ information was produced; and so I am back in court on Tuesday, 9th December and I really, really would like you to come out and support me. As you can imagine (and the many who turned up to support me will know) this is a very stressful matter for me. Knowing that others care and seeing you there on the day helps to keep me strong.

WE CANT BREATHE – Solidarity Die-In for Eric Garner

Date: Wednesday 10th December, 6pm
Venue: To be announced
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/294598964082684/

In the UK, one person a week dies in police custody, or following police contact. Mark Duggan, Jimmy Mubenga, Stephen Lawrence and Smiley Culture are just some of those failed by our so-called “justice” system; it’s time for it to stop.

Join London Black Revolutionaries, NUS Black Students Campaign and others, as we protest in solidarity with our black brothers and sisters, and tell the world that enough is enough.

We will assemble outside a large public building (TBA). In solidarity with Eric Garner, we will DIE-IN – that’s fall to the floor and occupy the ground in solidarity, as protesters having been doing in New York (link). This action will make the presence of black death felt by those watching, policing and monitoring our actions, as we all shout, in unity, #blacklivesmatter

Support “G”‘s case

Date: Thursday 11th December, 1pm
Venue: Stratford Magistrates’ Court, 389-397 High St, Stratford, London E15 4SB
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1507409446192782/

G’s trial follows a day in court on 28 November, where:
– the CPS instructed counsel at the last minute who dropped the two charges of obstruction of a police officer in the execution of their duty,
– prosecution witnesses gave their evidence and were cross-examined by G’s solicitor,
– one defence witness gave evidence ‘out of turn’ and was cross-examined by prosecution counsel and;
– G’s solicitors argued that there was ‘no case to answer’ on all charges.

As ever, he is appreciative of support, so please attend if you can.
As before, G has requested that supporters dress smartly- please respect this.

LCAPSV Christmas Social

Date: Saturday 13th December, 5pm
Venue: Hootananny Pub, 95 Effra Road, Brixton, SW2 1DF
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499196233680744/

All are welcome to come, meet our members and supporters and find out more about our group and how you can get involved. Share in our celebration of our efforts over the past year. The venue offers both food and drinks so come along to eat and drink with us!