Justice for Smiley Culture demonstration - London, Saturday

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Apr 13 2011 15:20
Justice for Smiley Culture demonstration - London, Saturday

I'm probably going to go to this, despite Lee Jasper's involvement. Here's the official call out:

One Love One Aim
Smiley Culture March for Human Rights and Justice for All

Saturday 16th April 2011 - Assemble at 12 noon

Southbank Club 124 -130 Wandsworth Road SW8 2DL proceeding to New Scotland YardA March in

Unity and for Justice for All

Called by the Campaign for Justice for Smiley Culture
Its time to bring an end to all deaths in custody

The first ever recorded death in police custody was David Oluwale born in Lagos, Nigeria, on 8th September 1930. David was homeless and was brutally terrorised by Police Officers Ellerker and Kitching. They found him asleep in the doorway of a local Bridal House shop in Leeds at about 3 a.m. Ellerker and Kitching beat and attacked him and later urinated on him. Later, David Oluwale was found dead badly beaten and floating in the River Aire.

In the last 10 year over 400 people have died from in police custody that’s one a week.
42 years and 1000 deaths later we the British people say...Enough is enough! It’s time for change!
Virtually no police officers have been brought to account by the British judicial system.

We march on the anniversary of the death David Oluwale and to highlight our determination to find out the truth about what happened to Smiley Culture

A British cultural icon famous for his music and records such as Cockney Translation and Police Officer. Smiley is reported to have died from a single stab wound to the chest whilst in the custody of the Metropolitan Police Service Serious Crime Directorate during a raid on his home. Family saw him at his home at the time of the raid in a calm demeanour whilst he was under police custody. 25 minutes later, he was pronounced dead.

An unidentified police source speaking anonymously to the press claimed he stabbed himself through the heart whist making a cup of tea! Its time the truth was told.

We are not stupid, we are not divided. We will ride the waves of change and revolution sweeping across the world and speak in one voice unto those in power. From David Oluwale to Ian Tomlinson whose inquest is taking place now to Smiley Culture the tragic tale of misery remains unbroken. No more! No more! We, the British public will take it no more. All people deserve to be treated in accordance with their fundamental human rights and all people regardless of race, class or creed deserve and should expect justice.

Our demands are:
A public inquiry into the death of David Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture.
Immediate suspension of all the police officers involved.
IPCC to fast track their investigation

Join the campaign. March with us from outside the Southbank Club gym 124 -130 Wandsworth Road SW8 2DL. This is opposite where Smiley lived with his mother and family.

We are assembling at 12 noon and will march to New Scotland Yard Victoria and let the powers that be know that we are united! Black and white, rich and poor, young and old...This injustice affects us all.

In order to ensure the scourge of deaths in custody comes to an end we must act now. We must think, not just of those that came before us, but also of those who are to come after us.

We believe that the British judicial system in place that protects the rich and the affluent but shuns the poor, the downtrodden, and the underprivileged.....us!

Stand with us, the Justice March. April 16th Wandsworth Road 12pm South Bank Centre to Scotland

Please do now allow your emotions to compromise the objectives of the masses and give the media ammunition to discredit our campaign.
Speakers; Merlin Emmanuel, Lee Jasper other speakers to be announced.

Please join our campaign;
Facebook; Campaign for justice for Smiley Culture
Twitter: justice4smileyc
Email; Justice4smiley@hotmail.co.uk

Arbeiten's picture
Joined: 28-01-11
Apr 14 2011 01:21

I felt a bit bad when i read that part. I don't think every protest needs a riot, and I didn't expect this one to become one?

Joined: 9-06-09
Apr 14 2011 03:52

Tommy Ascaso:

Please do now allow your emotions to compromise the objectives of the masses and give the media ammunition to discredit our campaign.

They're clearly worried that in this new era of protest it could turn into a riot.

"now allow"? Hope that misprint was in the original.

But it's strange how this official call-out both expresses a very clear emotional anger and then represses it with this politically acceptable finger-wagging. Or more likely just a clever recuperation of that anger. Have there been less "official" expressions of anger about this so far? - I've missed them, if there have been.

Ramona's picture
Joined: 19-09-03
Apr 15 2011 09:44

I've not heard of any, but I've seen their facebook page mentioning on a few occasions that any "non-peaceful"-type comments etc will be removed, that the march is to be peaceful and dignified etc.