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19 August 2005

Vigil for Jean Charles de Menezes

A spokesperson for the family of de Menezes announced from their press conference this morning that there will be vigil held for Jean Charles de Menezes outside Downing Street at 6pm on Monday, 22 August.

More details as they make themselves available.

Yasmin Khan, from the Jean Charles de Menezes' Family Campaign, said the family had witnessed a "Laurel and Hardy police operation" in recent weeks.

She said there were three issues to consider, the first being the "shoot-to-kill policy", and the second the "incompetence of the police on the day".

"Thirdly the attempted cover-up and misleading by Ian Blair, the Metropolitan Police and with government officials colluding with this," she said.

She urged supporters to attend a vigil to be held outside 10 Downing Street at 1800 BST (1700 GMT) on Monday. [BBC]

The Antagonist also urges anyone with a conscience, a sense of justice, and the desire to know the truth behind the brutal slaying of an innocent man to attend.

That the BBC felt the need to include two different start times for the event would perhaps suggest that they might be trying to confuse readers as to when they are expected to turn up in order to pay their respects to Jean Charles de Menezes and show their support for their family and their quest for justice.

The two differing start times are reproduced above as a shining example of very subtle tactics deployed to interfere with the right of people to organise and seek justice by those who have other interests at heart.

Since the London blasts of 7 July, the BBC have really allowed their true colours to show.

In order to ensure that there is no element of doubt about the start time of the vigil for Jean Charles de Menezes on Monday 22 August outside Downing Street, The Antagonist would like to confirm that the start time is 6pm.

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