In May, the Justice4Grainger campaign was out in force at May Day rallies in Salford and Manchester, raising awareness of the fight to reveal the truth of why Lower Broughton's unarmed Anthony Grainger was shot dead by police (see previous Salford Star article here) .
Leaflets given out to workers and activists at the rallies made horrific reading…
"On Saturday 3rd March 2012 at 7.20pm an incident took place at Jackson Street car park in Culcheth. Where a man was murdered by Greater Manchester Police. After using excessive tactics and force (blocking in the vehicle, shooting out two tyres with a shotgun, a CS gas canister was also deployed by hand into the vehicle), a fatal shot with a Heckler and Koch MP5 went directly to the heart of an unharmed man…"
The Justice4Grainger campaign was launched to find out the true facts of what happened that night and to bring those responsible to justice. Anthony Grainger's partner, Gail Hadfield, told the Salford Star that it was a "pre-planned execution…"
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has already announced that it will be pursuing a criminal investigation against the GMP officer who fired the shot that killed Anthony Grainger but Gail wants the investigation to go further...
"To get exactly what we want is going to be very hard" she added "because I want the police officers who gave the orders and issued the guns and bullets to be charged with joint enterprise, and I want the police officers on the night, the surveillance officer and the 16 armed officers to be charged with conspiracy and to get that is going to be quite hard."
Following fundraising events for Anthony Grainger's family, the campaign continues tomorrow, Sunday June 17th, with a noon vigil at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester.
"We're all going to be sat down in silence, all peaceful, with our candles held high and our banners for everyone who's lost their lives in police custody" said Gail "There will be no trouble, no fighting, no riots, everything we're doing is peaceful. We don't want revenge, we want answers and justice…"
FATHERS DAY NOON
Justice 4 One Justice 4 All
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
For further details see #Justice4Grainger facebook group - click here
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