Permanent Memorial To Jean Charles deMenezes Unveiled 7th Jan

UPDATE: For any of you who were planning to come to the unveiling of the mosaic tomorrow morning, the time has now changed to 10am due to the snow. We hope you can still make it if you live nearby – it will be a short and sweet ceremony. Please come and show your support if you can, as this may be the last public event for some time.
Happy new year from all at the Justice4Jean campaign.

Just a quick note to let you know some very exciting news. The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will be unveiling a permanent memorial to Jean Charles at Stockwell tube station at 9am on Thursday 7 January 2010.

After a public campaign by the Menezes family last year, Transport for London agreed to mark the Menezes shooting by installing a mosaic in Jean Charles’ image outside Stockwell station. Your support during the public campaign to get the memorial last year made a massive difference – thank you all so much!

Vivian Figueiredo, cousin of Jean Charles said today,

“The 7 January would have been Jean’s 31st birthday. We will be marking this day by unveiling a mosaic which will serve as a lasting legacy to the injustice that took place at Stockwell. We hope generations to come will remember Jean Charles through this memorial and it will act as a public reminder that police officers should not be above the law”

We would love to see you down there on Thursday for the big unveiling – 9am, Thursday 7 January, Stockwell Tube

2 Responses to “Permanent Memorial To Jean Charles deMenezes Unveiled 7th Jan”

  1. otto Says:

    Plod makes boingboing!

    http://www.boingboing.net/2010/01/05/britains-police-desc.html

    (i’m never going back)

  2. RickB Says:

    Is that the expat version of- You’ll never take me alive!

    Amazing it took Lawson this long to twig our plod might have gone down the entitled to obedience/authoritarian thug route, never occurred when daddy’s govt was using them on the miners I suppose.


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