40 minutes of silence for 40 hours in custody
Trigger warning: sexual abuse
On Thursday the 3rd of August, we will be protesting in solidarity with Zayna Iman and all those who have suffered from misconduct or abuse at the hands of the police.
Last week Sky News covered the story of Zayna Iman, who alleges she was drugged and raped while in police custody. CCTV footage shows she was forcibly stripped by police officers, left naked in a cell, and placed face down whilst she was apparently unconscious.
She was held for 40 hours, but the police are refusing to release 3 hours of CCTV footage from her time in detention. On Thursday we will be protesting with Zayna.
At 6.00pm on Thursday 3rd of August, we will descend on the Home Office alongside Catcalls of London, wearing white and joining hands in silence for 40 minutes to represent the 40 hours that Zayna was wrongfully detained by the Greater Manchester Police force.
This is not an isolated incident. Other women from across the UK have come forward to share their allegations that the police stripped them unnecessarily - sometimes leaving them naked in cells for hours - to punish and degrade them.
UK policing is failing us. Stand with us and demand an end to misogyny and racism in policing once and for all.
Policing is rotten to the core and women are paying the price.
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