Greenwich Council aren’t removing a Lee Rigby memorial

Published: 25th Jan 2019

In brief

Claim

Greenwich council is set to remove a memorial stone to Lee Rigby.

Conclusion

This is incorrect.

A post on Facebook incorrectly reported that Greenwich Council plan to remove a memorial stone laid for Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was murdered in a terrorist attack in May 2013.

The stone is not the official memorial for Fusilier Rigby, which is located at a nearby church. The unofficial memorial was put in place in November 2018, when some members of the public reportedly removed a paving slab near the site where Fusilier Rigby was murdered and replaced it with a memorial stone.

Greenwich Council said in November that it has no plans to remove the memorial stone, and have confirmed to us that this is still the case. A Facebook live video from 24 January 2019 appeared to show the memorial stone intact.

This article is part of our work factchecking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as a false.


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