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Two more men charged over shooting black equal rights activist Sasha Johnson
Sasha Johnson

Police have charged two more men over the shooting of black equal rights activist Sasha Johnson, bringing the number to four. Sasha Johnson

Ms Johnson, a 27-year-old mother of two, and a graduate of Ruskin College, is a British Black Lives Matter activist and member of Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP). She has been involved in Rhodes Must Fall, Black Lives Matter and Kill the Bill protests.

She is in a critical condition after the attack at a house party in Peckham, south London, on 23 May.

TTIP said Johnson had previously received numerous death threats for her activism and her car was vandalised a month before the incident. Sasha Johnson

According to BBC, Ms Johnson was rushed to hospital following the incident. She has undergone two operations to release pressure on her brain since but remains critically ill.

On Thursday police charged Prince Dixon, 25, and Troy Reid, 19, with conspiracy to murder.

A total of four men have been charged in connection with the shooting, while four others remain on bail until June.

According to her mother, the family had been left "devastated" by the shooting, and her daughter's children keep "asking where their mummy is". Sasha Johnson


Source: BBC

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