Director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti joins Sheffield Welcomes Refugees demo

Hundreds of people marched through Sheffield city centre today to show their support for refugees in Syria and welcome more into the city. The rally, organised by Sheffield City of Sanctuary, went from the bottom of the Moor to the Town Hall, where there were a number of speakers, including Director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti. They were aiming to send a message to Sheffield City Council and the Government that Britain should take more refugees stranded in Europe. This follows the campaigners handing in a petition to the council on Wednesday. Sheffield City Council said they will resettle one hundred and thirty refugees this year, and have offered to take ten to fifteen Syrian families as soon as possible.