Via BBC News
Tottenham MP David Lammy has said he refused to attend a vigil for Mark Duggan because he did not want to share a platform with “anarchist groups”.
He told The Andrew Marr Show he did not want to appear with “people that don’t accept that a jury laboured and reached a decision”.
Up to 500 people gathered at Tottenham Police Station on Saturday.
On Wednesday, an inquest jury concluded Mark Duggan was lawfully killed when he was shot dead by police in August 2011.
Mr Lammy said: “I’ve done a lot to support this family and I will continue to do that but I will not share a platform with anarchist groups and people that don’t accept that a jury laboured and reached a decision.”
Jurors concluded that Mark Duggan was in possession of a gun before he was shot, although not holding one when he was killed.
They had to consider whether he posed an imminent threat to police when he was killed. Continue Reading…..
Lammy’s decision to not attend Mark Duggan’s vigil comes as no surprise to me. Lammy is no Bernie Grant, a man of the people (Rest In Peace) and never will be. Lammy will continue to tow the line and work hard to keep his masters happy.
Rest In Peace Mark Duggan.