Sky News confuses march against police brutality with tribute and causes outcry

Sky News confuses march against police brutality with tribute and causes outcry
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Demonstrators march down Whitehall to Scotland Yard to protest the killing of Chris Kaba on September 10, 2022 in London, England.  Chris Kaba,24, was shot dead by a Metropolitan Police Officer after a police pursuit of a car ended in Streatham Hill, London, No firearms were found at the scene.  (Photo by Guy Smallman/Getty Images)
Guy Smallman/Getty Images LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 10: Demonstrators march down Whitehall to Scotland Yard to protest the killing of Chris Kaba on September 10, 2022 in London, England. Chris Kaba,24, was shot dead by a Metropolitan Police Officer after a police pursuit of a car ended in Streatham Hill, London, No firearms were found at the scene. (Photo by Guy Smallman/Getty Images)

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(Photo of the protest march on September 10 in London after the death of Chris Kaba, shot dead by a police officer)

UNITED KINGDOM – Hundreds of people protested on Saturday September 10 in front of Scotland Yard in Londonafter the death of Chris Caba, a young black man, shot dead by police, his family demanding the layoff of the police officer responsible. But as tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth II mount, a reporter for Sky News has confused the protest with a gathering in honor of the monarch.

The channel was indeed the subject of criticism on Saturday after broadcasting footage taken from a helicopter showing the protest march in central London, with placards “Justice for Chris Kaba” and “Black Lives Matter”.

Sky News incorrectly reports that the march for Chris Kaba is a tribute to the Queen »

The presenter, faced with these images, then commented: “ Trafalgar Square, look at that, look at the crowd of people coming down… they’re going up the mall, and what a walk there. There are thousands of people lining this road, it’s really an amazing sight […] along the way, will talk about their journey here, of their memories of the queen, their good wishes for the new king. »

I am at a loss for words. Sky News reports that the Justice for Chris Kaba march is a march in tribute to the Queen’s death. Ashamed “.

Sky News presented it as a ‘march for the Queen’ it was a protest against the murder of an unarmed black man “.

If you think the fact that SkyNews presented the crowd of Chris Kaba march participants as something to do with Queen Elizabeth or King Charles III was accidental, then you really don’t understand the propaganda machine that are mainstream media “.

Faced with the outcry, the channel apologized in a statement: “ We apologize for an error made earlier today that accidentally misidentified aerial photos of a protest march for Chris Kaba as a large rally paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. We have also released an on-air correction to clarify previously aired footage.”

An investigation into the murder of Chris Kaba

Chris Kaba, 24, was killed by police on Monday night in south-west London as he was chased by a patrol driving his car. A shot was fired and Chris Kaba, who was unarmed, was injured, according to the British Police Department (IOPC). He died overnight in hospital. His family have called for a murder investigation, questioning in a statement whether Chris Kaba is dead “if he hadn’t been black”.

According to the survey for “homicidal” opened by the IOPC on Friday, its license plate had been detected by a camera, which had reported that the vehicle was linked to an incident involving firearms in the previous days.

“The family welcomes the decision, however belated, of the IOPC to open a homicide investigation and a disciplinary investigation against this police officer on Friday”said Saturday in a press release the lawyer of the relatives of Chris Kaba, specifying that she asks that he be “immediately suspended, pending the results of the investigation”.

Two years ago, the arrest of black athlete Ricardo Dos Santos, his partner and their baby, in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, caused a scandal. It had resulted in the opening of a vast investigation into racial discrimination within the police, concluded by disciplinary proceedings for five agents.

Since then, the former head of Scotland Yard, Cressida Dick, resigned in February in the wake of a damning report from the IOPC pointing to racist, misogynistic and discriminatory behavior within her teams.

See also on The HuffPost: Death of Elizabeth II: What the world looked like when she ascended to the throne

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