Doreen Lawrence and John McDonnell to speak at conference on police spies

The following comes from the Guardian newspaper (30th March 2016)


Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen, and shadow chancellor John McDonnell are scheduled to speak at a conference that will examine political policing and state racism.

They are among a number of speakers at the conference that is due to take place on April 16 and 17.

The conference will focus on the role of undercover policing and its impact on those who have been put under surveillance.

It will be discussing the public inquiry into undercover policing that has been commissioned by the home secretary Theresa May.

The organisers of the conference say they are seeking to ensure the public inquiry “adopts a broader, open and more rigorous approach”.

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