Menezes memorial unveiling on 7 January 2010

I just received this – I think it should be shared.

Dear Friends

Happy new year from all at the Justice4Jean campaign.

Just a quick note to let you know some very exciting news. The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will be unveiling a permanent memorial to Jean Charles at Stockwell tube station at 9am on Thursday 7 January 2010.

After a public campaign by the Menezes family last year, Transport for London agreed to mark the Menezes shooting by installing a mosaic in Jean Charles’ image outside Stockwell station. Your support during the public campaign to get the memorial last year made a massive difference – thank you all so much!

Vivian Figueiredo, cousin of Jean Charles said today,

“The 7 January would have been Jean’s 31st birthday. We will be marking this day by unveiling a mosaic which will serve as a lasting legacy to the injustice that took place at Stockwell. We hope generations to come will remember Jean Charles through this memorial and it will act as a public reminder that police officers should not be above the law”

We would love to see you down there on Thursday for the big unveiling – 9am, Thursday 7 January, Stockwell Tube

Best wishes

Yasmin
J4J campaign

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  • Ian Cameron  On 06/01/2010 at 8:43 am

    As a local Stockwell inhabitant I sincerely very much look forward to this new shrine but am slightly curious – presuming it will be located in the very same place as the current original one – because as of midnight last night January 5th the original one is still in-situ and no work has been begun at the shrine itself for its replacement. I trust that it is still going ahead and look forward to its completion.

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  • Ian Cameron  On 06/01/2010 at 6:42 pm

    Ah the work at the shrine itself began today mid afternoon. May it all proceed okay.

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