Black Lives Matter protesters mark fifth anniversary of Mark Duggan's death in London

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Several hundred people marched through north London on Saturday to honor the fifth anniversary of the death of Mark Duggan.


Duggan, a 29-year-old man who lived in Tottenham, was shot and killed by police in that town on Aug. 4, 2011. A gun was found near his body, but neither his fingerprints nor his DNA was found on the gun, according to BuzzFeed News. An inquiry later found he was unarmed, but was lawfully killed.

His death sparked riots in London, which later spread to Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester. More than 3,000 people were arrested in six days of protests.

Duggan’s mother, Pamela, and his aunt, Carole, marched on Saturday. They marched alongside the family of Jermaine Baker, Joy Gardner, Cynthia Jarrett, and Roger Sylvester, who all died under questionable circumstances.

Protesters from Justice for Mark Duggan marched under a Black Lives Matter banner and chanted “No justice, no peace!”


“It’s getting harder, it’s getting a lot harder for Mark’s mother and Mark’s brother because we haven’t had any answers and we’re still being attacked… the family name. Mark’s still being deemed a gangster. And we’re still fighting to turn all these negatives into a positive,” Duggan’s aunt, Carole, told The Huffington Post UK.