On 27 July 2013 Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) UK supported by Operation Black Vote, the National Black Students Campaign, Global Afrikan Congress, PCS, RMT Black Members, Counterfire, UAF, Love Music Hate Racism, Youth Against Racism, Europe, Lambeth TUC, Lambeth People's Assembly, One Society Many Cultures, Lambeth Unite Community Branch, Defend the Right to Protest and other anti racist organisations called a protest and march against global injustice and racism.
Assembling outside the American Embassy in London then marching to Downing Street the protest was called in response to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial and the inquests into the deaths of
Azelle Rodney and Jimmy Mubenga and the revelation of an alleged covert police smear campaign targeting the Lawrence family, supporters and anti -racist campaigners to express our anger and demand full justice and an independent public inquiry into police spying and infiltration.
Both at the USA Embassy and at Downing Street there were speakers and performers.
Please find links to the film (in 3 parts) of the day of protest. Thanks go to Black Visions TV for producing it. The footage includes interviews with Zita Holbourne and Lee Jasper, co-chairs of BARAC and some of the speeches including those by Hugo Pierre, YRE, Brian Richardson, UAF, Donna Guthrie, BARAC, Paul Mackney, Greece Solidarity Campaign, George Galloway, MP, Aaron Kiely, NUS BSC and others as well as poetry readings by award winning poets, Mark 'Mr T' Thompson, Dean Atta and Zita Holbourne, Poet~Artist~Activist.
Our thanks to all who organised behind the scenes and all those who organised on the day, all speakers and performers and all who took part and participated in the day.
Click here to watch part one: BARAC march and rally against global injustice and racism (part 1)
Click here to watch part two: BARAC march and rally against global injustice and racism (part 2)
Clcik here to watch part three: BARAC march and rally against global injustice and racism (part 3)