UK Daily Mail adds clarification

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The Daily Mail added this clarification to its report on Mark Duggan. (Credit: Mail, screenshot)

The UK Daily Mail updated and added a clarification to its Sept 9, 2011 article on Mark Duggan’s funeral, according to the UK print regulatory body the Press Complaints Commission. See here a profile about Duggan, “whose death sparked the [August 2011] London riots.”

The clarification reads:

“An earlier version of this article suggested that mourners lining the streets as Mark Duggan’s body was carried to his funeral made ‘gang-style’ salutes. We have been informed that the salute pictured above referred to a call by Bishop Kwaku Frimpong-Manson at an earlier service for mourners to ‘stretch [their] hands towards the casket and thank God for Mark’s life as he begins his heavenly journey’.  We are happy to clarify this and regret any confusion or distress caused.”

The PCC tweeted about the clarification Dec. 7 noting that it “negotiated” the clarification.

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