UPDATE: 18 September
The march was a huge success and was attended by at least 15, 000 people. A fuller report and pictures will be posted soon.
March in London on Saturday 17 September to support refugees
Women, men and children around the world are fleeing war, persection and torture. They have been forced into the hands of smugglers and onto dangerous journeys across the sea in rickety old boats and dinghys. Many have lost their lives. Those who have made it often find themselves stranded in makeshift camps in train stations, ports or by the roadside.
And still, politicians across Europe fail to provide safe and legal routes for people to seek asylum.
Meanwhile, ordinary people have responded with extraordinary displays of humanity and generosity. They’ve been moved to act after seeing thousands of people drowning in the Mediterranean, the continuing misery of camps in places like Calais, and images of the brutal conflicts across the world.
We need to tell the Prime Minister Theresa May that we want to help.
The UK government must do more – let’s call on them to:
- Lead the way towards a more human global response to the millions fleeing conflict
- Offer safe passage to the UK for more people who have been forced to flee their homes
- Do more to help refugees in the UK rebuild their lives
The march starts at 11:30 outside Green Park station and ends in Parliament Square.
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