Emancipation Day reparations March from Brixton to Westminster

 
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  • EJ Ward
  • August 01,2017
 

The annual Afrikan Emancipation Day reparations March from Brixton to Westminster will be held today.

The event which takes place to try and force the government to pay reparations for work carried out by their ancestors during slavery.

Organisers carried a petition last year to central London to demand that the government acknowledges the ongoing impact of colonisation as well as slavery.

The petition stated that “the blood, sweat and tears of our ancestors financed the economic expansion of the United Kingdom” and “the immoral and illegal acts inflicted on Afrikans against their will cannot all be undone.”

 


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In 2015 research from University College London (UCL) had found evidence that Britain’s slave owners had actually been compensated for the loss of their ‘stock’. This figure stands at £17bn in today’s currency.

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