Marcia Rigg, whose brother Sean died in Brixton police station in 2008, and writer and activist Wail Qasim tell the Guardian’s Owen Jones why a Black Lives Matter movement is necessary in the UK and what they hope to achieve. View the full interview below.
On 5th Agust 2016, UKBLM called a nationwide #Shutdown: 05.08.16. #Shutdown racism. #Shutdown violence. #Shutdown borders. #BlackLivesMatter. Catch the highlights below.
UK Black Lives Matter activists blocked off the M4 towards Heathrow airport, A45 approach to Birmingham City Airport and the tram routes in Nottingham city centre. This was to protest at deaths in police custody and the racist policing of borders. Learn more about the shutdown here.
Birkbeck Law School hosted Black Lives Matter co-creator Alicia Garzer, alongside Gayatari Spivak and UKBLM’s Adam Elliott-Cooper. More info on the conference can be found here.
This is the first public Black Lives Matter conference in the UK, leading to the first BLM chapter in the UK, established in Nottingham. You can watch the full conference here