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Mark Duggan’s Chilling Funeral: Lying Daily Mail And Daily Express Defame Mourners As Gangstas

by | 10th, September 2011

MARK Duggan is dead. He was killed by police in Tottenham. He was buried today. The Daily Mail’s Anna Edwards reports:

It was the send-off he would have wanted – but one which will strike a chill through a country still recovering from the devastating riots which turned British streets into no-go areas.

The headline above her skewed story declares:

“Gangsta salute for a ‘fallen soldier'”

Always good to know what the dead man would have wanted. But what is it about seeing the funeral of a man shot dead by police that sends a chill through Anna’s bones?

…And as his body was ferried to his funeral in a horse-drawn carriage, mourners lined the streets to pay their gang-style respects – arms outstretched in salute to ‘a fallen soldier’.

Did you feel a chill to see hundreds of polite people smartly dressed and demure to their friend and to God paying their respects? No, neither did we. So, then,  what of the Mail’s gangsta salute enacted by the hundreds of mourners at the funeral?

Well, the Daily Express’s David Pilditch also feels a chill:

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