Death in Custody Sparks Black Lives Matter Protest In Liverpool

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A Black Lives Matter protest has been staged in Liverpool following the death of an 18-year-old black teenager while in police custody. On Saturday, some three hundred people took to the streets of Liverpool to protest against the death of Mzee Mohammed while in the custody of Merseyside Police, under the banner of Black Lives Matter. Marching behind his sister Melissa and their mother, Karla, from the train station to the shopping centre where Mzee was detained, the crowd chanted “Justice for Mzee”. Addressing the crowd, Karla said: “I want to ask the Lord to see justice for my son,” the Guardian has reported. She added: “I will not rest, I will walk in my son’s shoes until I get answers, and anyone who had a hand in my boy’s death will be brought to justice. “My son will not be a number or a statistic. His death will not be in vain.” A video posted by Emma Jane (@thelingerieblog) on Jul 16, 2016 at 8:59am PDT The procession then continued to march to the sound of the crowd chanting: “Black Lives Matter, Mzee’s Life Mattered.” A similar protest in Mzee’s name was held in London on Sunday. From Oxford Circus