Poster campaign accuses police of racism

Date: 
Monday, 15 December, 2014

Posters criticising the police have been spotted in advertising space around London, reports i100. Activist magazine Strike! said they designed the posters but nobody has admitted to putting them up.

Mimicking the Met's own campaigns, the posters read:

  • 'We caused the 2011 riots by shooting dead an unarmed civilian and then lying about it. And we got away with it.'
  • 'We've pointlessly targeted cannabis users in Lewisham, while other people legally drink their drugs.'
  • 'You're 28 times more likely to be stopped and searched in London if you don't have white skin, because we're still really racist.'

The Strike! website says the posters counter what they see as a 'propaganda' campaign by the police. They highlight that in 2013 £9.6m was spent on promotional material by the Met.

The posters are available to download and distribute freely from the Strike! site. They have so far been spotted in Whitechapel, Angel, and even outside Scotland Yard.

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