A demand for African reparations and justice takes the streets of London
August 01, 2016 at 7:18 am
The third annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March to Parliament kicked off in London Monday. This year the march will end at the Parliament where organizers and supporters plan to hand in their “Stop the Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide” petition, recognizing violence by the British state against Afrikan people worldwide.
Hundreds of demonstrators shut down the streets of London to support the cause.
— Capital London News (@CapitalLONnews) August 1, 2016
Here are a few aims of the march:
- Fight against the degrading treatment of Afrikans
- Fight against the white supremacist mindset that fueled the Transatlantic Traffic of Enslaved Afrikans
- Fight against direct racial discrimination experienced daily
- Request that reparations be paid to the offspring of those whose ancestors paid in blood , sweat and tears to help in the expansion of the economic expansion of the United Kingdom
You may see some similarities here between the United States and those in Great Britain, confirming that racism is global.
Protestors held signs protesting police brutality that is a part of their daily racial discrimination.
— Ludovica Iaccino (@LudovicaIaccino) August 1, 2016