‘Refugees welcome’ in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 20:00 30 June 2016

 
	Saturday in the High Street.

Saturday in the High Street.

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A group of volunteers from Weston-super-Mare took to the streets at the weekend to give public support to refugees.

The Weston branch of Amnesty International, a human rights organisation, walked the length of the High Street and to the Town Hall with their ‘refugees welcome’ banner on Saturday.

Group chairman Denis Newbury said: “It is Refugee Week and we wanted to recognise it, given society’s attitude towards refugees at this period in time.

“It coincided with the EU referendum quite well, as a lot of people are talking about immigration at the moment and it gave us the chance to talk to people to distinguish between economic migrants and refugees.”

Picture courtesy of Nick Page Hayman.

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