The Ferguson Solidarity Tour draws to a close tomorrow (Thursday 5 February) with a special event at SOAS Students Union in central London. Los Angeles-based Damon Turner aka real8, who has represented the #BlackLivesMatter movement for the final dates of the tour, joins rapper and poet Akala for a night of music and discussion to help fund the tour.
The SOAS gig kicks off at 7pm at the union bar, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG. Entrance is free but we’re asking for a suggested donation of £4. Proceeds will go towards the costs of the tour.
Patrisse Cullors has now returned to the US – but not before joining protesters against G4S to highlight the death of Jimmy Mubenga at the hands of private immigration guards. You can read coverage of her visit here:
- The Guardian: US Ferguson activists join protest against death of Jimmy Mubenga
- Vice: We spoke to the activist behind #BlackLivesMatter about police racism
- Mancunian Matters: Moss Side supporters give rallying cry at Ferguson Solidarity Tour
We are appealing for supporters of the tour to join a solidarity delegation at the second inquest into the death of Habib Paps Ullah. It is currently taking place at the Coroner’s Service, 29 Windsor End, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 2JJ. There are more details on Facebook – contact us for details of transport from London.