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CLENCHED FISTS ACROSS THE OCEAN

The British chapter of Black Lives Matter is already making noise and drawing the attention of haters
SLOW JUSTICE: Carole Duggan, center, aunt of Mark Duggan, who was shot by police five years ago, walks with supporters during a march for people killed by police.
DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/GETTY

AFTER REHEARSING with his hip-hop band one evening last summer, 25-year-old Josh Virasami began making his way to his home in Tottenham, North London. He headed into New Cross Gate station, where he planned to take a train. It was late, but the station was busy—supporters of the Clapton Ultras, a non-league soccer team, were returning from a game. As he walked toward the turnstiles, Virasami noticed police officers searching two black men, who were stood up against the wall of the station. Virasami, who is also black, began filming the incident with his phone.

Less than a minute later, Virasami says, a white officer came up behind him and twisted his arm behind his back, causing him to drop his phone. The officer then handcufied him and began to search him. “Under what section are you searching me?” Virasami says he asked. The officer responded, he says, by calling over to the two black men: “Do you know this guy?”

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