Thursday, 11 November 2010

Demonstration For Jimmy Mubenga Tomorrow


This Friday, 12 November 2010, exactly one month after Jimmy Mubenga's death, the Mubenga family will march from the Angolan Embassy to the Home Office in central London. They will be joined by members of the Angolan community and a range of campaigners, as well as many other people who simply want to express their solidarity.

The family will hand in a letter to the Home Secretary calling for an inquiry in to the use of force in the deportation process. A letter will also be given to the Angolan Embassy calling on the Angolan authorities to lend their support to help ensure that we learn the full truth about how Jimmy died.

On arriving at the Home Office there will be several speeches, including:

* Mubenga family member

* Adalberto Miranda (Union of Angolans in the UK)

* Deborah Coles (Inquest)

* Emma Ginn (Medical Justice)

* Jeremy Corbyn MP

*Notes to editors*

1. Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan man, died during an attempted deportation after being restrained by guards from the private security firm G4S on 12 October 2010 at Heathrow airport.

2. The family of Jimmy Mubenga will be attending the march but *will not* be giving any interviews.

3. Copies of the letter to the Home Office will be available on the day.

4. The demonstration is expected to arrive at the Home Office by 12.15-12.30.

5. A flyer is attached and a map of the route can be seen at:

6. For further information please call 07570 218 736 or 07972 850 143.

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