From British daily The Morning Star:
Mosaic presented to remember de Menezes
Wednesday 22 July 2009
by Lizzie Cocker
His family hope that the mosaic will replace the shrine of candles, flowers, pictures and newspaper articles that have been placed there since police marksmen fatally mistook the 27-year-old Brazilian for a suicide bomber in 2005.
Leading Menezes family campaign member Asad Rehman said supporters also want to meet Mr Johnson in the near future to ensure the shooting is not forgotten.
“It’s a memorial not only to the memory of Jean but a testament to the struggle of an ordinary family in London, a struggle for truth and justice,” he said.
Mr de Menezes’ cousin Vivian Figueirdo, who helped to create the artwork under the instruction of Stockwell artist Mary Edwards, was joined at the ceremony by family members including cousins Patricia da Silva Armani and Alex Pereira.
Ms Figueirdo said: “We think there should be something permanent because it has to be cared for. We want something to stay forever and Mary had the idea of making a mosaic.”
She added: “”It is unbelievable that it is four years since this happened. We have been through all the steps we can to try and fight for justice.”
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