This Sunday, come and join London Campaign Against Police & State Violence for end of year drinks and refreshments!
Date & Time: Sunday 13th December, 3pm – 7pm
Location: Hootananny, 95 Effra Road, Brixton, SW2 1DF
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/196162920722876/
All newcomers will be offered a free beverage of their choice and have an opportunity to speak with our activists and organisers.
Throughout the year, LCAPSV has continued to support several individuals who faced bogus charges of police obstruction and assaulting a Police Officer, in all of these cases they resulted in those charges being either dropped or acquitted.
We have also worked with others to lead a campaign against Operation Shield, a police pilot enabling the police to evict families from social housing on the basis of suspicion of criminal activity. Two councils since have officially claimed to have pulled out, read about that here
In May, we worked with Defend the Right to Protest and NUS Black Students Campaign to hold a vigil for Julian Cole and Freddie Gray
Below is a video from the vigil:
In August, we ran our Brixton Splash Cop Watch for the second year with volunteers and monitored police activity.
In October, we worked with Cherry Groce’s family to hold a memorial event for the 30th anniversary of her shooting and our members exposed that zero complaints about police racism were upheld over the last 12 months.
We have also worked to run lunch clubs with Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth and now our own Fruitvale Film clubs at the Field in New Cross
2016 will come with more challenges not least due to the new powers to search drivers for immigration status under the Government’s Immigration Bill 2015-16.
We hope you can join us to reflect over the year and look towards the new one!