Feb 2021: UFFC People’s Tribunal Announced

UFFC is a grassroots movement for and led by the friends and families of people whose loved ones have died at the hands of police, prisons, mental health institutions and borders. The organisation was founded by Black women, and continues to be led by Black women, although they do work with anyone whose loved one has died at the hands of the state.

UFFC is the only organisation specifically named as a partner group on our GoFundMe page as we believe them to be one of the leading groups challenging racist state violence in Britain. We therefore a working with them to run a large project for justice.

This Peoples Tribunal will hear cases in which the state must be brought to account for taking the lives of Black and other oppressed people. You can learn more about the Peoples Tribunal in this Guardian exclusive by Aamna Mohdin: BLM UK to fund ‘people’s tribunal’ for deaths in custody.

June 2020: Black Lives Matter unveil billboard

The billboard action was in partnership with Grenfell United, United Family and Friends Campaign, Justice for Shukri Abdi, Justice for Belly and Migrants Organise.

October 2018: Annual March Against Deaths in Custody

UKBLM marches with the families of those who have died at the hands of the state to demand justice for their loved ones.

November 2016: In conversation – UFFC and UKBLM

UKBLM hosts a video titled Meet UFFC for people to get to know the campaigners who have lost loved ones at the hands of the state.

October 2016: UKBLM join UFFC March

Black Lives Matter UK and the United Family and Friends Campaign (UFFC) gathered in central London to march against the deaths and abuse of those in police custody in the UK. Read more here.

October 2016: UKBLM Subvertises with UFFC

Our ‘subvertising’ brought the fight for justice for those who die in custody into peoples everyday lives. Each year the number of deaths in custody rises. Black Lives Matter and United Family and Friends Campaign put that message out on the streets, while state institutions stay silent. Read The Guardian coverage here.

August 2016 ‘One day the chains will be broken’

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.