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Monday, October 10, 2005

Stockwell Tube Graffiti

London Underground Graffiti

When I first saw the pictures below (kindly sent to me by Sue Denham) I thought they were just someone "punching out" the station names, and then the penny dropped. (You'll have to forgive me taking a while to "get" things at the moment I've had a virus for the last four days and still feel pretty ill). But it's obviously 'sposed to represent a gun shot and the police killing Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell tube station:

Graffiti of Stockwell London Underground Station on tube map

Graffiti of Stockwell London Underground Station on tube map

Thanks to Londonist I learnt that today sees the launch of by the LSE (London School of Economics) of the Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign.

"The aim behind the campaign is to:

- find out the truth about Jean's unlawful killing.
- bring those responsible for his death to justice.
- end the 'Shoot to Kill' policy and so prevent a similar tragedy happening again.
- to campaign against the rising tide of racism and the attack on civil liberties in the UK.

The campaign launch will take place with some speeches at the LSE New Theatre, East Building, Houghton St, between 6.30 and 9pm.

Speakers at the event will include:

Family and friends, including Jean's parents and his brother.
The de Menezes family's lawyer, Gareth Peirce.
Irene Khan - Secretary General of Amnesty International
Matthew Taylor MP
Frank Dobson MP
Yvonne Ridley - Journalist / Respect National Council
and...erm, Bianca Jagger

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