Man charged in connection with attempted murder of activist Sasha Johnson

A man has been charged in connection with the attempted murder of activist Sasha Johnson.

Cameron Deriggs, 18, of Lewisham, has been charged with conspiracy to murder.

Ms Johnson, 27, was shot in Southwark, London, on Sunday 23 May and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

She is an Oxford graduate and has two children

Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Police said they had arrested five men in connection with the incident, with the other four now bailed until later in June.

Deriggs will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Ms Johnson was one of the organisers of the first-ever Million People March last August to protest against systemic racism in the UK. During the demonstration, hundreds of people took to the streets of west London.

She is also one of the leaders of the Taking The Initiative Party (TTIP), a political party that was registered with the Electoral Commission nearly four years ago and fielded its first candidates in May’s local elections.

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