Hundreds march the streets of Brixton to commemorate the abolishment of British slavery.

Rehana Harmony

By Rehana Harmony

Rehana Harmony

2 Aug 2020

Yesterday, hundreds of demonstrators marched the streets of the South London to commemorate the jubilee of the 1833 Abolition of Slavery Act which declared the end of slavery throughout the British Empire. During the event people peacefully listened to speeches and participated in three-minute silence.

The Deputy Assistant Commissioner manning the event shared, “The gatherings today have been largely peaceful and we thank our communities for working with us to ensure the voices of the community could be heard safely and done so responsibly to ensure the safety of all.”