Stormzy joined protesters in support of the family of Chris Kaba, who was shot dead by armed Metropolitan Police officers in south London.
Singer Vossi Bop, 29, said at the march: “Chris has a mother, he has a family, he has brothers, he has friends, people who know him in real life, people who oppose him. It’s unbearable for them.”
He said there was no way to “pave the way” for what happened to Mr Kaba and urged them to “have endurance” in a bid to raise awareness of his death and the events surrounding it. .
“Everyone here today, I encourage everyone to have stamina, and I know it’s a very difficult thing to say… But when these people do these things, they just ignore it, because what happens is we do this once, we get tired, we tweet, we get tired, we do it in a week, we do it in two weeks, we do it do it for a month, and they know we’re tired,” he said.
“What they did was they killed someone. We cannot sugarcoat it,” he added.
Hackney Labor MP Diane Abbott and Labor MP Streatham Bell Ribeiro-Addy were also at the event in the capital, which saw supporters in the crowd carrying signs that read “Justice for Chris Kaba”. ” and “Black Lives Matter”.
Crowds gathered outside Scotland Yard to demand justice for Kaba, 24, who will become a father within months.
The Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) has opened a homicide investigation into the incident.
The police watchdog also previously confirmed that no gun was found in the Audi Mr Kaba was driving when he was fatally shot in Streatham Hill on Monday night.
Assistant Commissioner Amanda Pearson said Friday the officer involved is not currently on executive duty and their employment status will be carefully reviewed in the future.
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She said the force is fully cooperating with the IOPC’s investigation.
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