Knife crime campaigners Operation Shutdown
Whitehall, London. Wed 17 Apr 2019
Relatives of those who have died from gun and knife crime held a rally
opposite Downing St. Many wore t-shirts
with pictures of sons, uncles, nephews and close friends who had been
They want the government to take urgent action. To increase penalities,
enact new laws, restore the cuts to essential services.
Reality TV star Sandi Bogle's her nephew was stabbed to death in Croydon
two years ago
Most of those killed were young black men, but its now affecting all
communities - and women as well as men are dying
Various groups have been campaigning - and Operation Shutdown aims
to bring their efforts together to
Stop The Violence.
Cuts in the youth service and other local authority provisions due
to austerity are blamed - and they cally for
a restoration of these to pre-austerity levels, as well as restoring
cuts in policing.
They say, 'Enough is Enough'
After the rally they begin to march, carrying two wreaths in front
of the banners
a drummer in front of the marchers as they turn from Parliament Square
into Bridge St
'#Operation Shutdown - Stop the Violence'
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