IRR News 5 – 18 August 2016

IRR News 5 – 18 August 2016

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week Dalian Atkinson, an ex Aston Villa footballer, died after being tasered by police officers in Telford. At least thirteen people have died after being tasered, and Dalian is the second black man to die; the first being Adrian McDonald who died in Stoke in December 2014. You can read about BAME deaths in custody in the UK in the IRR’s 2015 report Dying for Justice.

Our regular calendar of racism and resistance, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe, can be viewed here.

IRR News team

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