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24 April 2018 - Prime Minister Theresa May reveals April 22 is to become 'Stephen Lawrence Day'

Publié par Marion Coste le 24/04/2018

Stephen Lawrence Day to be held annually on anniversary of teen's murder

Victoria Ward (The Telegraph, 23/04/2018)

Stephen Lawrence Day is to be held on April 22 every year to remember the murdered teenager, Theresa May has announced.

The anniversary of the 18-year-old’s death will be a national commemoration of his life and legacy and was hailed by his family as an opportunity for young people to use their voices.

The prime minister was joined by public figures including Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle at a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of Stephen's murder at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in central London.

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Stephen Lawrence: Service marks 25 years since death

(BBC News, 24/04/2018)

A memorial service has been held to mark 25 years since the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence.

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attended, while Prime Minister Theresa May announced that a national day of commemoration would be held every year.

The 18-year-old was stabbed to death in a racially motivated attack in Eltham, south London, in 1993.

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Memories still painful 25 years after Stephen Lawrence murder

Alexandra Topping (The Guardian, 21/04/2018)

Life continues near the unobtrusive granite plaque that marks the spot where Stephen Lawrence died, 25 years ago on Sunday. A woman pushes a pram, cars and buses rumble along, people wait at a bus stop perhaps unaware they stand where the aspiring architect was set upon by a gang of racists and stabbed to death.

The murder of the 18-year-old on Well Hall Road in Eltham, south-east London, left an indelible mark on British society, forcing the country to face up to endemic racism which resulted in two men being convicted for his murder but only 18 years later and after a change in the law. But now, a quarter of a century after Stephen was killed, those who have watched the repercussions unfold warn that lessons hard learned are in danger of being lost.

“I get the sense there isn’t the urgency around tackling incidents of racial harassment or racial abuse in the way that there was,” says Clive Efford, the MP here since 1997. “I think as you get further away from an incident as serious as the murder of Stephen Lawrence it has dulled the senses.”

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In Pictures: Stephen Lawrence remembered 25 years after racist murder

(ITV News, 23/04/2018)

Stephen Lawrence’s life has been celebrated in a service 25 years after his racist murder.

Royalty, political leaders and top-brass police were among those attending at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in central London.

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