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Stephen Lawrence: 21 years on

By Arwa Almari, Coordinator of West Yorkshire Racial Justice Network

Today marks 21 years since the brutal murder of Stephen Lawrence. Within hours of Stephen’s murder, police had the names of five suspects from 26 different sources, yet there were no arrests for two weeks. The horrific circumstance of the murder and the subsequent incompetent inquiry pushed the nation, with its public institutions, to engage in discussions about racism. 

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