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Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Shut Down Roads in U.K.

HeadlineAug 05, 2016

In Britain, Black Lives Matter movement demonstrators have blocked a road leading to London’s Heathrow Airport and held protests in other cities. In addition to drawing attention to British police discrimination against communities of color, demonstrators were marking the fifth anniversary of the shooting death by police of Mark Duggan. Duggan’s killing sparked protests and the worst civil unrest in the U.K. in decades. The officer who shot Duggan claimed he had pointed a gun at police, but a jury decided Duggan was unarmed when he was shot.

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