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Afrikan Emancipation Day is observed on 1st August. Since 2014 it has been the occasion for an annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March.
Brixton was once again the starting point for Saturday's march, which was organised by the Stop The Maangamizi Campaign and the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee to demand reparations as a start to the process of repairing the vast damage to human beings and their natural and social environment by the enslavement of Africans over centuries. "Maangamizi" represents the continuing mass destruction caused by the enslavement of African people.
This year, the event assumed greater significance in the context of the upsurge against racism and colonialism, and the hypocrisy of the government in paying lip service to Black Lives Matter, while still glorifying its colonial history and the monuments to that history, and pursuing a racist agenda today which attempts to divide the people and to counter the movement to defend the rights of all. Workers' Weekly adds its voice to the demand for reparations.
We are reproducing here some of the photos from the 1st August march. It went from Clapham Common to Windrush Square in Brixton, where there were speakers, stalls and live performances, followed by a march through central Brixton.
For further background, see Workers' Weeklyof August 1:
(Photos: Brixton Buzz)