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UK: Protesters in solidarity with Ferguson head to U.S. embassy01:33

UK: Protesters in solidarity with Ferguson head to U.S. embassy

United Kingdom, London
August 17, 2014 at 15:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in London, Sunday, in solidarity with Michael Brown and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

Accusing U.S. and British police of white supremacy by chanting "how many cops in the KKK?" the rally was organised by London Black Revs, a "black and Asian revolutionary socialist group" who gained attention in the British press earlier in 2014 when they poured concrete over "anti-homeless spikes" implemented by Tesco. Attendees included Carol Duggan, the aunt of Mark Duggan who was shot dead by Met police in 2011.

Ferguson is now officially in a "state of emergency" after Missouri governor imposed a curfew from midnight until 5am local time following a series of clashes between protesters and security forces following the August 9 shooting of unarmed 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown by police.

Four other unarmed black men have been killed by police in the U.S. over the last month: 43-year old Eric Garner, 22-year-old John Crawford, 25-year-old Ezell Ford, and 36-year-old Dante Parker. According to a report compiled by the FBI, around 400 people are killed every year by U.S. police, with 18% of them being black teenagers compared to white teenagers at 8.7%.

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Protesters gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in London, Sunday, in solidarity with Michael Brown and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

Accusing U.S. and British police of white supremacy by chanting "how many cops in the KKK?" the rally was organised by London Black Revs, a "black and Asian revolutionary socialist group" who gained attention in the British press earlier in 2014 when they poured concrete over "anti-homeless spikes" implemented by Tesco. Attendees included Carol Duggan, the aunt of Mark Duggan who was shot dead by Met police in 2011.

Ferguson is now officially in a "state of emergency" after Missouri governor imposed a curfew from midnight until 5am local time following a series of clashes between protesters and security forces following the August 9 shooting of unarmed 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown by police.

Four other unarmed black men have been killed by police in the U.S. over the last month: 43-year old Eric Garner, 22-year-old John Crawford, 25-year-old Ezell Ford, and 36-year-old Dante Parker. According to a report compiled by the FBI, around 400 people are killed every year by U.S. police, with 18% of them being black teenagers compared to white teenagers at 8.7%.

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