Monday, August 24, 2009

Sean Rigg memorial protest

One year on from the suspicious death in custody of their brother, Sean Rigg, his family and their supporters marked the anniversary with a vigil at Brixton Police Station on Friday evening.

It was good to see comrades there from the RMT and PCS - and I have undertaken to raise the case within UNISON. Trade unionists have a compelling interest in civil liberties - and there are few more fundamental rights than the right not to lose your life in the custody of agents of the state charged with the protection of the public.

Follow the links above to find out more about the case.

A hat tip to Louise for pursuing this issue on behalf of the Labour Representation Committee.

1 comment:

HarpyMarx said...

Cheers Jon, thanks for the link.

There's also this video as well re Friday's vigil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0QcueAwKKo