#ICantbreathe: Memorial for Michael Brown and Eric Garner to be held in London at SOAS

London shows support for #BlackLivesMatter Campaign

 

The Afro-Caribbean society at the School of African and Oriental Studies has announced plans to hold a memorial service in honour of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Both men who were African-Americans were killed by Armed police officers in Ferguson and Staten Island respectively.

Their deaths have sparked widespread protests in the US and have reignited the racial debate in a country where all racial prejudice has been an issue.

A statement by the SOAS Afro- Caribbean Society reads, “We will be holding a vigil as a wakeup call/reminder to our society that Ferguson and New York has not and will not be forgotten. We invite you all to join us in standing in solidarity and in remembrance of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and everyone else who has been affected by police brutality but remained unmentioned and unnamed by the media.”

The vigil will take place on Tuesday the 9th December at the University in Russell Square.

For more information, please contact afric-carib-soc@soas.ac.uk.

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