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World UK Windrush victims demand compensation on Emancipation Day

01:35  02 august  2021
01:35  02 august  2021 Source:   msn.com

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They also demanded legislation to compensate legal U . K . residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. “The Windrush injustice would not have happened if Africans were not torn from the continent of Africa,” said Kofi Mawuli Klum, organizer of the Emancipation Day event, which marked the 187th anniversary of the day in 1834 when A program designed to compensate victims has been plagued by complaints that it is too slow, too cumbersome and the payments offered aren’t high enough to make up for harm done by the British government.

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LONDON (AP) — Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered.

A demonstrator holds a flare in Windrush Square during the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march in London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) © Provided by Associated Press A demonstrator holds a flare in Windrush Square during the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march in London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Dozens of activists gathered in Brixton, a center for the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans. They also demanded legislation to compensate legal U.K. residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal.

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The Windrush scandal was a 2018 British political scandal concerning people who were wrongly detained, denied legal rights, threatened with deportation and in at least 83 cases wrongly deported

The Windrush compensation scheme is "too slow", Labour has said after the BBC revealed that at least nine people had died before receiving money. The Windrush scandal saw deportation threats made to the children of Commonwealth citizens. Labour says targets are needed to deal with "unacceptable delays". In a letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel, Labour's Nick Thomas-Symonds accused the government of "failing to provide sufficient compensation " to Windrush victims and said delayed payments were "especially concerning" given the age of many of the victims .

“The Windrush injustice would not have happened if Africans were not torn from the continent of Africa,” said Kofi Mawuli Klum, organizer of the Emancipation Day event, which marked the 187th anniversary of the day in 1834 when slaves in the Caribbean and other parts of the British Empire were freed.

Anthony Brown, director of the Windrush Defenders C.I.C. marches holding an England's flag, as he takes part in the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march, in Brixton, London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) © Provided by Associated Press Anthony Brown, director of the Windrush Defenders C.I.C. marches holding an England's flag, as he takes part in the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march, in Brixton, London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

After the gathering, some activists traveled to Buckingham Palace, hoping to deliver a written appeal asking Queen Elizabeth II to back their call for a “Windrush Act″ to pay reparations to those hurt by the scandal. They were turned away by palace guards, who told them to send their request through the mail.

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“We want the Windrush scheme to be declared not fit for purpose, and we want a new scheme to be put in place that is based on registration not naturalization because the naturalization process is irrational to people who are already British,’’ Brown said. The Home Office acknowledges that the compensation program got off to a slow start but says it was The program has made compensation offers totaling 30 million pounds (.7 million), of which 20.4 million pounds has been paid to victims , the Home Office said. That’s up from less than 3 million pounds paid out before the December changes.

Only 36 people have received Windrush compensation payments, 10 months after the scheme’s launch, the Home Office has revealed as it announced an extension to the claims deadline in response to widespread complaints. The Home Office’s announcement was welcomed by groups supporting people to apply for compensation but there was disappointment that no money had been allocated to pay for legal advice. There has been funding for Citizens Advice to assist applicants but feedback from claimants has been mixed.

Demonstrators hold flags and placards as they take part in the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march, in Brixton, London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) © Provided by Associated Press Demonstrators hold flags and placards as they take part in the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march, in Brixton, London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

The Windrush Generation refers to citizens of the British Empire who traveled to Britain between 1948 and 1973 after the government called on its colonies to send workers to help rebuild the country after World War II. It draws its name from the ship that carried the first migrants from the Caribbean in 1948.

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Victims of the Windrush scandal continue to face long waits in receiving compensation , a report by the spending watchdog has found. The National Audit Office (NAO) said the Windrush Compensation Scheme is yet to meet its aim of paying claimants quickly. NAO head Gareth Davies said the scheme In 2018, it emerged that many had lost homes, jobs and access to welfare benefits and NHS services - while some were wrongly detained and even deported. The payments are intended to compensate victims for things such as loss of earnings, periods of detention and the impact that the scandal had

The Windrush scandal saw deportation threats made to the children of Commonwealth citizens. Despite living and working in the UK for decades, many were told they were there illegally because of a lack of official paperwork. It was intended to help those who did not have the right documentation to prove their status in the UK . It's also meant to compensate victims for things such as loss of earnings and periods of detainment. But the Home Office figures, released to the BBC under Freedom of Information laws, show that in addition to people dying before they receive any money, fewer than five

The Windrush scandal has rocked Britain since 2018, when many of these long-term legal residents were caught up in a crackdown on illegal immigration. Thousands lost their jobs, homes and the right to free medical care, many because they arrived as children and couldn’t produce paperwork proving their right to live in the U.K. Some were detained, and an unknown number were deported to countries they barely remembered.

Anthony Brown, director of the Windrush Defenders C.I.C. marches holding an England's flag, as he takes part in the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march, in Brixton, London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) © Provided by Associated Press Anthony Brown, director of the Windrush Defenders C.I.C. marches holding an England's flag, as he takes part in the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march, in Brixton, London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

A program designed to compensate victims has been plagued by complaints that it is too slow, too cumbersome and the payments offered aren’t high enough to make up for harm done by the British government.

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A demonstrator takes part in the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march, in Brixton, London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021.Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) © Provided by Associated Press A demonstrator takes part in the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march, in Brixton, London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021.Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

The Home Office, the government department responsible for the program, in December acknowledged the “slow start” but said the program had been overhauled to make it simpler and faster.

The agency has paid almost 27 million pounds ($37 million) in compensation, up from less than 3 million pounds at the time the overhaul was announced in December, it said. Another 7.1 million pounds has been offered to victims.

The rally came just days after Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee sharply criticized the government for failing the victims of the scandal.

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Chair Meg Hillier, from the opposition Labour Party, said it was important to remember how grave the errors have been and that “people’s homes, families and livelihoods were interrupted and uprooted, some were forced from the country.’’

Anthony Brown, director of the Windrush Defenders C.I.C. holds a speech outside Buckingham Palace after attending the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march in London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) © Provided by Associated Press Anthony Brown, director of the Windrush Defenders C.I.C. holds a speech outside Buckingham Palace after attending the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march in London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

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A demonstrator holds a placard as he takes part in the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march, in Brixton, London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) © Provided by Associated Press A demonstrator holds a placard as he takes part in the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march, in Brixton, London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

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