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Mark Duggan's aunt to speak at Croydon screening of riot film

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THE aunt of Mark Duggan - whose death sparked the summer 2011 riots - is to speak at the Croydon screening of a documentary about the disorder. Riot From Wrong is being shown at Fairfield Halls at 7.30pm tonight (Thursday) followed by a panel discussion involving Carol Duggan. The event is being hosted by West Croydon Voice, a community group set up by Bushra Ahmed, whose family dry-cleaning business in London Road was burnt down when the rioting spread to Croydon on August 8. On the fourth day of the disorder, fourteen young people travelled across the country to explore the causes of the riots from the perspective of people whose stories they felt had not been covered by the media. The result was Riot from Wrong. Bushra Ahmed, who has spoken out for riot victims who lost their homes and businesses but have yet to be fully compensated, said: "It troubles me that Croydon has never addressed the issues that caused the riots in the first place. "The development of the new shopping centre will create an emerald city, but in surrounding areas the social issues which caused the riots will still be prevalent. "This is why the screening of Riot from Wrong is so important. "I am also concerned that young people in Croydon have not been engaged in the town's regeneration - this just amplifies disenfranchisement. "We need to engage our young people, and incorporate their perspectives so that they have a stake in the community." Teddy Nygh, director of Riot from Wrong, which has been screened 85 times across the UK, said: "Viewers tell us the documentary is compelling and that it cuts beneath the surface to provide insight into the real story behind the riots. "Our aim is to bring communities together, so that we can collectively address the issues and learn from what was a dark time for Croydon and other parts of the UK in the summer of 2011." Mr Nygh will be part of the panel alongside Ms Duggan, whose nephew was shot dead by armed police officers, sparking the first wave of rioting in north London. Croydon North MP Steve Reed will also be at the event. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/riotfromwrongcroydon

Mark Duggan's aunt to speak at Croydon screening of riot film


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