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Who is Sasha Johnson? The “fearless political activist” who faced “numerous death threats” | UK News

Sasha Johnson, the black equal rights activist who was shot in the head, rose to prominence last year after playing a leading role in anti-racism protests and speaking passionately about his strong political views.

The 27-year-old mother, seriously injured in hospital, has received “numerous death threats for her activism”, according to the political party she represented, although police do not believe so filming in south london was a targeted attack.

Black Lives Matter UK called Ms Johnson a “fearless political activist” and said she was “at the forefront of many BLM protests last summer”, sparked over the murder of George floyd.

Sasha Johnson (center) pictured at a protest in Hyde Park in London in June 2020. Pic: AP
Ms Johnson (center) was ‘at the forefront of many BLM protests last summer’: Pic: AP

She was one of the organizers of the very first Million People’s March last August to protest systemic racism in the UK.

During the protest, hundreds of people took to the streets of West London.

Ms Johnson is one of the leaders of the Taking The Initiative Party (TTIP), a political party which was registered with the Election Commission almost four years ago and which fielded its first candidates in the May local election.

According to the Mail On Sunday, Ms Johnson told her supporters during the Million People’s March that TTIP “will be the first black-led political party in the UK”.

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However, the activist reportedly added that the group was “not just a party for blacks” and would also represent the working class.

According to its website, the party supports a “coalition leadership” and Ms Johnson is one of eight people on its executive leadership committee.

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