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London protesters march in honour of Trayvon Martin
voice-online.co.uk ^ | Jermaine Haughton

Posted on 07/29/2013 2:27:18 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

AN ANTI-RACIST campaign group took to the streets of London last week in tribute to killed American teenager Trayvon Martin.

Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) brought together up to 250 people from across the UK in anger of the prevalence of institutional racism both at home and abroad for a high-profile march through central London.

Marking seven days of protest fuelled by the dismay of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of Martin’s murder, campaigners with banners and placards marched from the US embassy to Downing Street on Saturday afternoon (July 27).

BARAC co-chair Lee Jasper explained that Martin’s killing in Florida had a huge effect on the worldwide black community and echoes the racist issues faced in Britain.

Speaking after the event, Jasper said: “Despite only a seven-day turnaround, it was a remarkable protest involving a couple hundred people who are passionate about making sure our rights are listened to and upheld.

"We had a very noisy and dynamic group of supporters and we will continue to make our voices heard.”

The rally followed widespread protests in over 100 US cities against Zimmerman’s trial result, and the boycotting of Florida – where the trial took place – by famous entertainers such as soul legends Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan.

Author Ann Samuel, from Harrow, said supporting the protest was important in stopping similar incidents happening in Britain.

“It’s about social justice,” she told The Voice.

“Everyone should be able to live their life in peace. When a young boy loses his life in that manner, it’s a tragedy for us all. Human rights must respected.”

Martin Turner from Wandsworth added: “My wife [Margot] and I are appalled by the way this young black boy [Martin] has been killed by a white man and he was acquitted. It just isn’t right in my opinion.”

The past 18 months have been a pivotal period for Britain’s black community following a number of court trials and inquiries into the suspicious deaths of Jimmy Mubenga, Kingsley Burrell, Azelle Rodney and Smiley Culture which exposed substantial failures within the police force and other authorities.

Additionally, in recent months the Stephen Lawrence family have been back in the spotlight following revelations from Peter Francis, a former undercover police officer, that he was pressured by his superiors to dig up dirt on the dead teenager’s loved ones.

Led by BARAC, the march was supported by the Unite, the Public and Commercial Services union, the National Union of Teachers, the Socialist Worker and other anti-racism civil liberty groups, half a century after civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech to more than 250,000 onlookers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC.

Having studied the Martin case intently, Khalid Afzal, from Birmingham, said the killing made him worry about the future of race relations.

“I was expecting at least manslaughter [for Zimmerman] but he didn’t even get that. It’s unacceptable and it affects us over here. People are committing murder and getting away with it.

“Today it is Trayvon Martin, tomorrow it may be my kids. We need justice.”


TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: barac; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; greatbritain; london; trayvon; trayvonmartin; uk; unitedkingdom; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/29/2013 2:27:18 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

BARAC?!?!? Satire?


2 posted on 07/29/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

American MSM caused this.


3 posted on 07/29/2013 2:29:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

If they march anything like they did back in 1700’s they’re in trouble.


4 posted on 07/29/2013 2:30:18 PM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Tailgunner Joe

In the next zombie movie made...London would be a great place for a casting call.


5 posted on 07/29/2013 2:30:49 PM PDT by moovova (Sell everything, folks. Be poised to run.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Whingers.


6 posted on 07/29/2013 2:30:57 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

250? Wow that definitely warrants an article.


7 posted on 07/29/2013 2:31:51 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obviously these dolts are ignorant of the FACTS of the zimmerman case.


8 posted on 07/29/2013 2:31:57 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: SpinnerWebb
BARAC?!?!? Satire?

Nay, they cannot spell...

9 posted on 07/29/2013 2:32:09 PM PDT by mvonfr
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To: SpinnerWebb

Surely they must have had some idea...of the oddly coincidental name they chose!


10 posted on 07/29/2013 2:32:27 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Invincibly Ignorant

LOL!


11 posted on 07/29/2013 2:32:33 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I stopped reading at the words “social justice”.

I always do.

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12 posted on 07/29/2013 2:33:10 PM PDT by Mears
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To: stephenjohnbanker

” the worldwide black community”

this first instance I KNOW of..of there ever having been such a “community”

Next thing you know we’ll be reading about the Worldwide Juvie Puke Community....and the Worlwide Travonne Martin Community

not that i am shocked mind you...given current tealities


13 posted on 07/29/2013 2:35:17 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Well I guess they have their share of dumbasses too.


14 posted on 07/29/2013 2:35:42 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

After reading this article I was compelled to stand up and look out my window for an approaching Trayvon Martin mob. Nothing going on.


15 posted on 07/29/2013 2:36:19 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: SpinnerWebb; All
Looks like it MIGHT be real


16 posted on 07/29/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“It’s unacceptable and it affects us over here”

I’m guessing this (likely Muslim) bag of goatslime did not even blink when a soldier had his head cut off by some Muztard in London.

In what way does this affect ANYONE in the UK? Was this clear cut case such an ‘injustice’, it affects everyone in the world? I can only look at humanity and shake my head.


17 posted on 07/29/2013 2:36:40 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

250 people is news?


18 posted on 07/29/2013 2:37:57 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: BBell

one of the so called VICTIMS they mentioned....was a SUICIDE.

odd huh

Reggae star “Smiley Culture” died from a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest during a police raid at his home, an inquest jury has found.

Smiley Culture..SUCH a name in an article about BARAC


19 posted on 07/29/2013 2:38:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The British should enjoy being victims then.


20 posted on 07/29/2013 2:38:46 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Mental masturbation.

5.56mm

21 posted on 07/29/2013 2:38:48 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
250 protesters? My God...British police arrest that many outside of a small pub on a Saturday night.
22 posted on 07/29/2013 2:42:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The fact that the number one “boys name” in the UK is “Muhammad” just also be a factor in their march for Trayvon Muhammad Martin.


23 posted on 07/29/2013 2:42:44 PM PDT by Chief901 ("Peace is that brief glorious moment when everybody stands around reloading".)
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To: BBell
things for certain "members" of the :black" "community" havent changed much since WWII.....as illustrated by the "sentiment of the allegedly WWII era poster



stay black??? no this is not a joke allegedly http://www.etsy.com/listing/35472350/wwii-era-poster-keep-calm-stay-black-and?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=art_low&gclid=CMi-qbDW1bgCFWyCQgodsXEA-w
24 posted on 07/29/2013 2:47:03 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Gay State Conservative

an estimated....250...protestors perhaps?


25 posted on 07/29/2013 2:48:32 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

All of these protesters must have great bosses who let them off. I’m not even going to bother to put the sarcasm s.


26 posted on 07/29/2013 2:51:32 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

All of these protesters must have great bosses who let them off. I’m not even going to bother to put the sarcasm s.


27 posted on 07/29/2013 2:52:01 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
BARAC states as a primary mission "To highlight the disproportionate and adverse impact of reduction in public spending on black communities".

In other words, as the UK tries to control their runaway benefits spending, minorities will be hit hardest. Well duh.

They are linked on every pinko/occupy/resistance/socialist group website over there.

28 posted on 07/29/2013 2:52:28 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Im calling the 250 Number a JOKE

Not entirely typical of the photographs iof "crowds" of "indertermine size" this must have been a splinter group /s


29 posted on 07/29/2013 2:53:34 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: MeshugeMikey
this first instance I KNOW of..of there ever having been such a “community”

Agree. Looks like the Left is opening another front in the war. 250 protestors. Not much, but they've done more with less, I s'pose.

30 posted on 07/29/2013 2:54:02 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

Black Activiists Against Rising Cuts..??

the schools there have outlawed DREADLOCKS now have they? /s

perhaps the name was chosen as a TRIBUTE to the Regime without whos existence and complicity...the “trayvon” “meme” never would have been “realized”?


31 posted on 07/29/2013 2:58:06 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The black muslim voice has spoken out against the WHITE jew, Zimmerman.


32 posted on 07/29/2013 3:01:17 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Muck the Fedia. They deserve to go out of business.


33 posted on 07/29/2013 3:06:51 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: Jacob Kell

Wish I could help put them out of biz.


34 posted on 07/29/2013 3:09:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

250 is more of a crowd than the US can get together.


35 posted on 07/29/2013 3:26:49 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Black and Black Power fist are WWII????? Shaking my head...


36 posted on 07/29/2013 3:30:46 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Chief901

No, it isn’t. this nonsense has been debunked here by myself and other british freepers so many times I have lost count.


37 posted on 07/29/2013 3:41:18 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: knarf

Embracing supporting and encouraging the thug life style, but the fools cant see the black on black crime is through the roof. Looking for more free sh## I think


38 posted on 07/29/2013 3:44:06 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (w)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) brought together up to 250 people from across the UK in anger of the prevalence of institutional racism both at home and abroad for a high-profile march through central London.

For a city of 8.3 million, 250 people can represent the number of undetected mass murderers currently active there. And probably a small fraction of the total active sandmaggot terrorists presently also active there; but I repeat myself.
That's 0.00003, or 0.003%!

Why does this small group of clinically insane warrant my reading about it in California?

39 posted on 07/29/2013 4:03:13 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They are certainly welcome to all of our Trayvons!


40 posted on 07/29/2013 4:03:57 PM PDT by dontBSme
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“Today it is Trayvon Martin, tomorrow it may be my kids. We need justice.”

In the view of millions throughout the world, if your kids behave like Trayvon Martin did, both known and not yet widely revealed, they deserve the same fate.

41 posted on 07/29/2013 4:17:46 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Whingers. Wankers.

What’s the difference?


42 posted on 07/29/2013 4:20:08 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: publius911

i hope they all march right across the English Channel witout taking the tunnel or ferries. Let them all drown in their own stupidity.


43 posted on 07/29/2013 4:20:26 PM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: RightGeek

Sure it’s news, but you have to have an agenda first.


44 posted on 07/29/2013 4:32:39 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Hey al sharpton, until you and jesse jackass address this issue, you can STFU and go to hell.

Who was Antonio West? [FR thread]


45 posted on 07/29/2013 4:41:18 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: bgill
Black and Black Power fist are WWII????? Shaking my head...

It does seem a bit odd to me.

The "age" of the poster does seem a bit odd to me, however it is listed as a "13” x 19” archival reproduction of the vintage WWII era poster (the African American Series)"
46 posted on 07/29/2013 6:48:16 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: the scotsman

You better find a way to debunk the UK media or add a /S to your post.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1324194/Mohammed-popular-baby-boys-ahead-Jack-Harry.html

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/benleapman/100010043/mohammed-now-no1-baby-boys-name-in-london/

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/move-over-jack-uk-has-a-new-most-popular-name-for-baby-boys-20101028-1744f.html

Just a few that have not been debunked yet............


47 posted on 07/30/2013 7:09:57 AM PDT by Chief901 ("Peace is that brief glorious moment when everybody stands around reloading".)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Somebody remind me again just how great multiculturalism is.


48 posted on 07/30/2013 7:11:21 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: himno hero

WHite hispanic Jews..the bane of “progressive-America...s/


49 posted on 07/30/2013 7:13:59 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Chief901

Mohammed is only no1 IF you take every last variant of the name, something you can do with most first names. Without variants, its something like no54. And all that means is Muslim parents have a shocking lack of imagination.

Don’t believe me?. Google the most popular UK names and youll see the real top names like Jack and Oliver, no variants, only names on their own.

Naturalman1975, our anglo-aussie freeper, nailed this myth here the first time it was posted about 18 months ago. He used other examples to explain the variants and how this story uses them to make Mohammed apparently no1, when the actual truth is that its not no1 and is nowhere near it.


50 posted on 07/30/2013 8:58:34 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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