Man, 18, appears in court charged with conspiracy to murder over shooting of Sasha Johnson


Man, 18, appears in court charged with conspiracy to murder over shooting of ‘Black Panther of Oxford’ Sasha Johnson as BLM activist fights for life in hospital

  • Cameron Deriggs appeared in front of magistrates in Westminster this morning  
  • The mother-of-two remains in a critical condition after the attack at a party
  • Police were scrambled to the property in Peckham in the early hours on Sunday 

A teenager has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to murder over shooting of Sasha Johnson, as the BLM activist fights for her life in hospital.

Ms Johnson, a mother-of-two, dubbed the ‘Black Panther of Oxford’ remains in a critical condition after the attack at a party in Peckham in the early hours of Sunday. 

Cameron Deriggs, 18, of Bromley Hill, Lewisham, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday morning after being charged on Friday night. 

He was remanded into custody until his next court appearance at the Old Bailey on June 25. 

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson joins anti-racists, community activists and school children at a protest against police violence as they march from Park View School to Tottenham Police Station, December 11, 2020

An 18-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to murder over the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, who remains in a critical condition in hospital, the Metropolitan Police said

An 18-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to murder over the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, who remains in a critical condition in hospital, the Metropolitan Police said 

Sasha Johnson, at a meeting point in Hyde Park in London during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in June 2020

Sasha Johnson, at a meeting point in Hyde Park in London during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in June 2020

Metropolitan Police officers are pictured at the scene of the house in Peckham where Sunday's shooting happened

Metropolitan Police officers are pictured at the scene of the house in Peckham where Sunday’s shooting happened

A vigil was held in Ruskin Park, South London by friends and supporters of Sasha Johnson

A vigil was held in Ruskin Park, South London by friends and supporters of Sasha Johnson

Pictured: Police have sealed off the property in Peckham, London, and put up metal shutters to block access to the front garden, where Sasha is most likely to have been hit by a bullet meant for someone else according to police investigators

Pictured: Police have sealed off the property in Peckham, London, and put up metal shutters to block access to the front garden, where Sasha is most likely to have been hit by a bullet meant for someone else according to police investigators

The radical BLM campaigner who has called for a ‘race offenders register’ and marched in military-style outfit 

June 13, 2020 file photo Sasha Johnson, of the Black Lives Matter movement attends a protest at Hyde Park in London

June 13, 2020 file photo Sasha Johnson, of the Black Lives Matter movement attends a protest at Hyde Park in London

Ms Johnson played a leading role in the summer BLM protests, including the Million People March, and rose to notoriety shortly before when videos showed her confronting a black man she was arguing with and repeatedly calling him the racial slur ‘c**n’. 

The 27-year-old is now an executive committee member of the new BLM-inspired Taking the Initiative Party, in charge of activism. 

She is also a UK representative of the Black Panthers Party –  modelled on a far-Left sub-set of protesters who campaigned against police brutality in 1960s America.  

Ms Johnson, a Ruskin College graduate who studied in Oxford, has campaigned for statues to be removed and is part of the secretive group Forever Family Force. 

Footage on Instagram shows her parading with female FFF members in military-style garb during a march in Brixton earlier this year for African Emancipation Day.

Ms Johnson, a youth worker and cafe owner, has called for the establishment of a ‘black militia’ in the UK. In a video posted in July, she compared the police to the Ku Klux Klan and dismissed ethnic minority politicians David Lammy, Priti Patel and Sadiq Khan as ‘tokenistic’.

The mother of two also led chants of ‘f*** the police’ and ‘one solution, revolution’ in a fresh campaign to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes from Oxford University.  

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