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Hundreds of protesters march through Brixton to mark Afrikan Emancipation Day

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Hundreds of demonstrators brought a south London district to a standstill when they gathered to mark Afrikan Emancipation Day on Saturday.

Anti-racism protesters wearing stab-vests demonstrate in Brixton with one yelling ‘F*** the police’ as she confronts officers.

A coalition of demonstrators marched through Brixton to ‘make themselves heard’ by UK government. 

Groups attending included Stop The Maangamizi and the Afrikan Emancipation Day reparations committee.

Groups urge Government to form Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry for Truth & Reparatory Justice.

Nigel Farage criticized some of those on the march for wearing ‘paramilitary-style’ equipment, he tweeted: Terrifying scenes in Brixton today. A paramilitary-style force marching in the streets. This is what the BLM movement wanted from the start and it will divide our society like never before.

What is Afrikan Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day is observed in many former European colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent. It is also observed in other areas in regard to the abolition of serfdom or other forms of involuntary servitude.

A large crowd stopped traffic and forced motorists to turn around on the A23 Brixton Road. The annual event, held on 1 August, marks the passing of the 1833 Abolition of Slavery Act.

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