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Freedom riders rally at Sheffield station

South Yorkshire’s Freedom Riders organised a standing rally today outside Sheffield’s train station to demand railway bosses reinstate the elderly train concessions passes and to celebrate the campaign’s fourth anniversary. The group was formed in 2014, when free local train travel was taken away from elderly and disabled pass holders. Campaigners persuaded South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive to reinstate the concession. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Freedom Riders continue the fight

The Freedom Riders are fighting for the return of free travel for pensioners.  Two of the protesters were arrested earlier on this year and were due in court today.  The protest turned in to a celebration as it was announced last week that charges were being dropped.