Remember Refugees

 
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/11/2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location
Trafalgar square top tier

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Remember Refugees

Hosted by Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

 

Every year, Britain marks “Remembrance Day”; commemorating members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces who have suffered and died in wars and conflicts abroad.

On Saturday 11th November, the day before Remembrance Sunday, LGSMigrants will be holding a commemoration ceremony to lay a life-ring wreath in memory of the people who have died fleeing their war-torn countries to seek refuge over the past year.

Everyone is welcome to join us in solidarity. Please wear black and bring candles. We will walk from Trafalgar Square and hold a minutes silence before laying our wreaths to remember those who died seeking sanctuary.

People escaping horrific violence and conflict face abandonment at sea, abuse and intimidation from European border forces and the continued violation of their human rights. This increasingly harsh border regime has led to the deaths of many refugees in the UK and across Europe.

At this time of remembrance and reflection, we cannot forget those who have died trying to reach safety. We must not let any more people die at our borders. We need safe passage now.

We are holding an Open Meeting to plan the event and to hear from speakers from Refugee Info Bus and the Peace Pledge Union. If you’d like to shape the event and find out more about why we are hosting it please join us on the 30th October: https://www.facebook.com/events/312832989193046/?ti=icl

 

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