A teenager from south London appeared in court on Saturday on charges that he was involved in the shooting of a key member of the Black Lives Matter movement.
LONDON — A teenager from south London appeared in court on Saturday on charges that he was involved in the shooting of a key member of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Cameron Derricks, 18, is charged with conspiracy to kill Sasha Johnson, who was shot in the head on Sunday at a house party in southeast London. The 27-year-old son is still in hospital in critical condition.
Derricks, who did not file a petition. Ordered in custody until his next court hearing on June 25, Brodericks was one of five people arrested for the shooting earlier this week. The others were released on bail. As the investigation continues
Johnson is the leader of the Take the Initiative, which says she has been “Multiple death threats” related to her movement This party aims to fight discrimination. increasing inequality and child poverty
But police said Johnson appears to have been the victim of an accidental attack. This happened in the early morning hours of May 23, when four men broke into the party and started shooting.
united kingdom Like many countries Faced with uncomfortable racial considerations Since the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in May last year by US police. who knelt down on his neck for more than nine minutes. Black Lives Matter protests have spread across the UK. Activists urged the government to confront the legacy of the British Empire and the country’s vast profits from the slave trade.