Over a hundred people attended the demonstration between 4pm to 8 pm on the 28th July at the US Embassy in London to save the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal and demand his release While this lively demonstration took place in London, in Pennsylvania Mumia’s legal team were submitting papers to the Court of Appeals. Their findings will determine whether Mumia is granted a new trial on the issue of the death penalty.
Organisations that turned out for this important protest protest included the Global Afrikan Congress, the Partizan Defence Campaign, The Pan Afrikan Community Forum the George Jackson Socialist League, Coordination Committee of the Revolutionary Communists of Britain, as well as many who came as individuals.
There were solidarity messages from Ramona Afrika of the Move Organisation, from the Uhuru Organisation, the Poor Righteous Party of the Black Nation, the Grenada 17 Organisation, messages of support from the Free Mumia organisation in Germany and Democracy and Class Struggle from Wales and a solidarity message from the people of Haiti.
The speakers, chants and drums certainly made a noise with many passers by stopping to find out more and even join in the protest
This demonstration at the US Embassy followed a successful film show in Brixton on 20th July of In Prison my Whole Life attended by over a hundred people and builds momentum for the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Campaign in the United Kingdom