Supporters Mark Three Years Since Duggan Shooting Death
Monday 4th August 2014
Friends and family of Mark Duggan gather in Tottenham for vigil on three year anniversary of shooting.
A vigil took place today marking the three years since Mark Duggan was fatally shot by police in Tottenham, North London.
Family, friends, and supporters of Duggan planned a peaceful vigil and march from Broadwater Farm to the scene of his death in Ferry Lane, North London.
The family of Mark Dugan have organised this evening’s event to remember the 29-year old father of six and to bring together other families of people who have died in police custody.
MP Diane Abbot gave a statement on the anniversary of Duggan’s death. “I am deeply dismayed that three years after the death of Mark Duggan and months after the inquest into his death his family are still waiting for justice.”
“I fully support the Duggan family in their calls for peace and justice. And I ask you all to continue supporting the Duggan family, the Justice4Mark Duggan campaign and the many other campaigns that continue to fight for justice following the deaths of their loved ones in police custody.”
Mark Duggan’s August 4, 2011 death led to four days of riots in England with thousands taken into custody. A subsequent inquiry was heard earlier this year in which Duggan’s shooting death was deemed lawful by a jury.
Duggan’s family have challenged the lawful killing decision. The family are also appealing for more witnesses to come forward as a part of the ongoing challenge on the verdict of January’s inquest.
Mark Duggan's aunt Carole Duggan has told LBC that they will continue their efforts. "We are fighting for justice and so far we haven't got anything. So we've got no choice but to keep doing this year in, year out, until we do get some form of justice."