Following the devastating incident that happened to the two Staffordshire bull terriers that were killed by the Metropolitan police in East London, the public is now calling for justice to hold the Met police accountable for the incident.
The two dogs, named Marshall and Millions, were shot by the Met Police following a report of a woman being attacked by them. However, there were people who witnessed the event who argued that the woman only got caught up in their leads but was not seriously hurt, according to a report.
In a statement, Marshall and Millions’ 46-year-old owner, Louie Turnbull, said that the cops pulled out their weapons and intimidated them. He added that Marshall and Millions were there to protect him. The owner also said he had his two dogs on the lead and was already pulling them away, but his two dogs were still killed by the cops.
The public did not take the tragic shooting lightly. Protesters recently held a vigil for the two dogs outside the Met police headquarters.
We are here to remember the two beautiful dogs Marshall and Millions who were killed by the Met Police earlier this week, to remember all the human and non-human lives that are taken every day at the hands of the state and the police, and to hold the Met Police accountable for… pic.twitter.com/6nIHuUIXhz
— Animal Rising (@AnimalRising) May 11, 2023
Tonight we attended the vigil outside New Scotland Yard for Marshall and Millions, the two staffies unnecessarily executed by @metpoliceuk in Tower Hamlets on Sunday.
Rest in peace, sweet souls. This should never have happened pic.twitter.com/ceC3Rvkh41
— Hertfordshire Hunt Saboteurs (@HertsHuntSabs) May 11, 2023
According to another report, one more vigil in Doncaster will happen on June 4 for the two dogs. This vigil is also intended to call for justice for the incident.
But, aside from this, the incident also sparked protests on social media, calling to hold the Met police accountable for the killing of the two dogs.
The hashtag #JusticeForMarshallandMillions became a trending topic on social media. Online petitions are also currently being posted and shared online in pursuit of holding the Met Police accountable for the incident.
The online petitions are being shared on various social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter. Below are some tweets expressing the user’s thoughts about the deaths of Marshall and Millions.
If 7 men aggressively approached me on the street, my dogs👇🏽would do anything to protect me. if you are not a bully breed owner or a owner with a powerful dog that people already deem as aggressive, you’ll never understand this feeling.🥺#JusticeForMarshallandMillions pic.twitter.com/LxVL8FGTcq
— 🦋 (@ashlynraquel1) May 14, 2023
— Wake up! Ⓥ🌱 (@n3lly6) May 13, 2023
My heart is with those 2 beautiful dogs Marshall & Millions who’s lives got taken by the Met Police. My condolences to their owner ☹️ so heartbreaking. The UK needs to do better !! We’ll get justice for you Marshall & Millions ❤️ I promise 🥺 #JusticeForMarshallandMillions pic.twitter.com/xaZlyxK1J0
— courtz (@MinYoongiMoods) May 15, 2023
All dogs go to heaven because they’re already angels on earth. Rest easy, sweet babies. Justice for Marshall and Millions!
— Jacey⚡ (@jaceymntg) May 17, 2023
— Deep Thoughts 💭 (@quotetoponder) May 17, 2023
These fur babies didn’t deserve to be killed at all 😡😭
RIP Marshall and Millions 💔#JusticeForMarshallandMillions
— Karla Marie (Kim) (@itskarlamarie) May 17, 2023
— Johnj0osmall (@johnj0osmall) May 14, 2023
Marshall and Millions 😭🐶🐾 there is only one dangerous breed: HUMAN! 😢 anong laban ng aso sa baril!!?! I wish John Wick is real 😡😔 pic.twitter.com/owgBu6UhtY
— A 🤎 (@je9berns) May 17, 2023
Marshall and Millions 😭💔 cruel mfs pic.twitter.com/pXRUT5y9Ep
— joy ᵗᵒ ᵗʰᵉ ʷᵒʳˡᵈ (@ChristineTanzo) May 16, 2023
Justice for Marshall and millions pic.twitter.com/C1TKjmmxhp
— WWG1WGASOC (@Qson1719) May 16, 2023
I hope justice comes for those poor babies that had their lives taken away, one was only a puppy.
The situation could have been handled a lot differently.
RIP Marshall and Millions 🤍 pic.twitter.com/MVDYqO9Xa8
— Chelsea (@ChelseaJayde97) May 11, 2023
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