Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, a leading figure in the #blacklivesmatter protests that have rocked cities across the US, is coming to the UK this week for a Ferguson solidarity tour.
Rev. Sekou grew up in St Louis, Missouri, and was arrested twice in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. for "praying while black" at protests over the death of Michael Brown in August.
He will be touring the country between 24 January and 4 February speaking alongside prominent campaigners over deaths in custody in Britain, including: Carole Duggan, aunt of Mark Duggan; Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg; and Adrienne Makenda Kambana, widow of Jimmy Mubenga who will be speaking publicly for the first time since 3 G4S guards were cleared of the manslaughter of her husband.
Events will take place in Brixton, Birmingham, Brighton, Leeds, Luton, Manchester, Oxford, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Tottenham where Sekou will return having visited in 2011 and attended Mark Duggan’s funeral. See full listing here.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 11:09