UK: «Questions to be answered» MP Diane Abbott joins vigil for Rashan Charles

UK Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott joined the families of Rashan Charles and Edson Da Costa, two young black men who have recently died in police custody, in a vigil outside a police station in London, on Saturday. Abbott echoed the words of Charles' family spokesperson that «peace on the streets» and not «violence» was the answer before stating that she would «stand by the parents in their... Еще fight for the truth.» Charles' family member Desander said that the police were acting in a way that had the potential to «divide the communities». «They are acting like a gang, they are operating like a gang,» he said. Clashes erupted on the streets of Hackney, east London, Friday evening, close to where Charles died, after footage of the 20-year-old being violently restrained police on the floor of a shop was circulated on social media platforms. He died on July 23 shortly after the incident. Da Costa died June 21 six days after being detained by police at a traffic stop. Activists claim the 25-year-old had a broken neck and was «brutally beaten» following his detention.

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