March 30, 2023

Stormzy has joined protesters to help the household of Chris Kaba, who was shot lifeless by armed Metropolitan Cops in south London.

The Vossi Bop singer, 29, spoke on the march saying: “Chris has a mom, he has a household, he has brothers, he has pals, individuals who knew him in actual life, who for them it’s insufferable.”

He stated there was no approach to “sugarcoat” what had occurred to Mr Kaba and urged them to “have stamina” of their efforts to lift consciousness of his loss of life and the occasions surrounding it.

“Everybody right here right this moment, I’d encourage everybody to have stamina, and I do know it’s a really troublesome factor to say… However when these individuals do these items, they get away with it, as a result of what occurs is we do that as soon as, we get drained, we tweet, we get drained, we do it for every week, we do it for 2 weeks, we do it for a month, and so they know we get drained,” he stated.

“What they’ve accomplished is that they’ve killed somebody. We will’t sugarcoat it,” he added.

Hackney Labour MP Diane Abbott and Streatham Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy had been additionally on the occasion within the capital, which noticed supporters within the crowd carrying indicators saying “Justice for Chris Kaba” and “Black Lives Matter”.

Crowds gathered exterior Scotland Yard to demand justice for Mr Kaba, who was 24 and resulting from develop into a father inside months.

The Unbiased Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched a murder investigation into the incident.

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The police watchdog additionally beforehand confirmed that no gun was discovered within the Audi that Mr Kaba was driving when he was fatally shot in Streatham Hill on Monday night time.

Met Assistant Commissioner Amanda Pearson stated on Friday the officer concerned isn’t presently on operational duties and their work standing can be fastidiously thought of going ahead.

She stated the drive was cooperating absolutely with the IOPC investigation.

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