Members of the Bury community have organized a peaceful protest in front of Broad Oak High School on Friday, July 5th in order to seek answers on the death of Shukri Abdi, a 12-year-old Somali girl who was found dead in a river.
Reports that Shukri was being bullied at Broad Oak surfaced on social media soon after her death was deemed an accident by the police. Mustafa Omar Mohamed, Shukri’s cousin, has confirmed the bullying allegations by stating that “we know that Shukri was being bullied. The school knows Shukri was being bullied, they’ve got records of that.” in an interview with 5Pillars.
The suspicious nature of Shukri’s death prompted the creation of an online petition in order to get the local MP of Bury, James Frith, to investigate Broad Oak for potential negligence and a potential breach of its duty of care. The petition has gotten over 25,000 signatures so far, prompting Mr. Frith to tweet on the case.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for funeral costs and to support Shukri’s family.
*This article was originally posted on our previous website on 5th July 2019.