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Mark Duggan vigil to take place at Tottenham police station

FAMILY SHOCK: Mother of Mark Duggan, Pam Duggan, centre, with other relatives outside court where an inquest jury gave its verdict of lawful killing (PA)

SUPPORTERS OF Mark Duggan’s family are planning on holding a vigil tomorrow (Jan 11) outside Tottenham police station – where the August 2011 riots first broke out.

Family and friends will gather in north London at 2pm following an inquest jury ruling that Duggan was lawfully killed when police shot him dead while he was unarmed.

Relatives, friends and many in the community have expressed shock and outrage at the jury's decision.

Stafford Scott, spokesman for the Duggan family, said: “The family are sharing a moment with the community to show how they feel about the perverse verdict to the rest of England.”

Duggan, a father-of-six, was shot dead by armed police when they stopped the taxi in which he was travelling in Tottenham, north London, in August 2011. He was shot in the bicep and chest.

Within days rioting broke out on the streets of London, and spread to other urban areas in England.

Pastor Nims Obunge who oversaw Duggan’s funeral in 2011 said: “The message from the family is that this vigil is intended to be a very peaceful vigil.

"His children will be there and we don’t expect anybody to come to where Mark Duggan’s children are to create unrest and anarchy.”

Only an hour after the vigil is set to begin Tottenham play a London derby match against Crystal Palace. Almost 40,000 football fans will be in the area, and police are expected to pay close attention to events.

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