The group will be holding a brief vigil outside the Guildhall on Monday 25th March starting at 10am for 2 hours. Refugees are a contentious issue in this country and indeed, concerns about immigrants and refugees were a key issue in the Brexit debate. Although the UK takes in a miniscule number compared to the 25 million or so refugees in the world, they loom large in our political process and in the tabloid press. Biblical terms like ‘swarms’, ‘hordes’ and ‘floods’ are regularly deployed to describe those fleeing here.
We would welcome any support you can give even if it’s just to come and say ‘hello’. We sometimes feel a little exposed at these events and there are some people who have forcefully held views so shows or support are welcome.
This would also be a good moment if you are thinking of joining the group to make yourself known. The picture shows a similar event last year.