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Protest marks fifth anniversary of Mark Duggan's death

Hundreds of protesters holding Black Lives Matter placards and chanting “no justice, no peace” marched in London to mark the fifth anniversary of Mark Duggan’s death.

Around 300 people joined a demonstration at the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham marching to the police station where speakers warned that institutional racism in the police has not reduced.

Protesters also demanded justice for people who died in controversial circumstances, including Jermaine Baker and Cynthia Jarrett.

Among the protesters were Mr Duggan’s mother Pamela and his aunt Carole, who marched alongside Mr Baker’s mother.

Mr Duggan’s death on August 4, 2011, led to riots across London with buildings set alight and shops looted. The disorder spread to other cities including Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.

In January 2014, an inquest jury decided that the 29-year-old had been lawfully killed.

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Tottenham Rights campaigner Stafford Scott told the crowd that instead of being in a “post-racial society”, it is one in which racism is still “creeping” in.

And he suggested the Met’s new counter-terrorism units may target people in Tottenham when they are not fighting terrorism.

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