Protests across the UK after an unarmed black man was shot dead by police

Protests across the UK after an unarmed black man was shot dead by police

Protests are ongoing across the UK after an unarmed black man was shot dead by police.

The crowd gathered outside New Scotland Yard in a demonstration against police brutality and institutional racism following the death of Chris Kaba earlier this month.

Crowds of over 1,000 wielded signs including “No Justice, No Peace” and “Combating Police Racism” at Metropolitan Police Headquarters in central London. Other events will take place in Manchester, Southampton and Coventry.

A major protest demanding justice for Chris Kaba makes its way from Whitehall to New Scotland Yard (SWNS)

A major protest demanding justice for Chris Kaba makes its way from Whitehall to New Scotland Yard (SWNS)

Hundreds of people attended the event on Saturday (SWNS)

Hundreds of people attended the event on Saturday (SWNS)

The 24-year-old was fatally shot by an officer on 5 September. He was killed after being involved in a chase when the car he was driving was flagged by an automatic camera system indicating that he had been involved in a crime.

Mr. Kaba died of a single gunshot wound, shot by an officer who has since been suspended.

Mr. Kaba’s family – whose boyfriend is expecting their first child – accused the Met of racism. The police watchdog, the IOCC, is now investigating the incident.

On Saturday, among the speakers was Mr. Kaba’s cousin, who said, “Uncle and aunt later [a similar demonstration] last week, they get how many people are helping them fight. They don’t have the strength, but your support and your love is embracing them, holding them back. “

He added: “There is a baby on the way, we are fighting this fight not just because we want justice for now. A child is coming who needs to know that people fought for his father. “

Protesters demand justice after the death of the 24-year-old (SWNS)

Protesters demand justice after the death of the 24-year-old (SWNS)

Other demonstrations took place in other parts of the country (SWNS)

Other demonstrations took place in other parts of the country (SWNS)

Other speakers included Marcia Rigg, whose brother Sean Rigg died in the Brixton Police Station in 2008, and former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, who said: “If we allow this tragedy to pass, another tragedy will happen. and then another tragedy, let’s make this our line in the sand.

Speaking ahead of the demonstration, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said: “I fully understand the grave concerns and impact of Chris Kaba’s death on black Londoners across our city and the anger, pain and fear it has caused. in our communities, as well as the desire for justice and change.

Marcia Rigg, whose brother Sean died in Brixton Police Station in 2000, spoke about the protest at Scotland Yard (Getty Images)

Marcia Rigg, whose brother Sean died in Brixton Police Station in 2000, spoke about the protest at Scotland Yard (Getty Images)

“The IOCC has confirmed to me that they are fully committed to conducting a thorough and comprehensive investigation to establish all the facts, with all key findings made public.

“I am clear that the independent investigation must be fearless and leave no stone unturned.”

The IOCC said they had been in contact with Mr. Kaba’s family regarding the investigation, which is expected to take 6-9 months to complete.

The coroner’s investigation into the death is expected to open on 4 October.

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