Saturday, 19 April 2014

Petitions Work : Victory for Cherry Groce's Family

Great news today, the petition on Change.org I shared recently has been victorious; the appeal made by the family of Cherry Groce received 133,000+ signatures and have been granted legal aid which will enable their participation in the forthcoming inquest


Cherry Groce was an innocent black woman shot by Metropolitan Police officers in her own home, an act which sparked the Brixtion Riots of 1985. Cherry spent the remainder of her life disabled and confined to a wheelchair. Her paralysis was a significant factor in her untimely death in 2011 and that's why it is important that this inquest occurs with the full participation of her family.

The painting above is Madonna Metropolitan by Kamathi Donkor and was part of the 2005 Fall/Uprising series to commemorate the urban unrest following Groce's shooting.

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