Ginario Da Costa, Brid Smith, Moazzam Begg & Amy Leather
9th July 2017
Around 1,000 people crammed into the final rally of Marxism Festival in central London today, Sunday. There was a confident atmosphere and a mood to fight – alongside deep anger at the system.
The father of Edson Da Costa, who died in east London last month after being stopped by police, gave a moving speech to the rally.
“This is my first time speaking publicly,” he said. “My name is Ginario Da Costa. I came to the UK 21 years ago with my boy, his nickname was Edson.
“I’m going to say thank you to everybody who has called me and said I need to come out and we need to get justice. I need you guys’ support.”
The audience gave him two standing ovations, and held a minute’s silence for…
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