Over three thousand Sheffielders joined a demonstration at Devonshire Green on Saturday afternoon in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The protest was organised by local activists following the death of an unarmed African American, George Floyd, who was murdered at the hands of police in Minnesota sparking protests across the USA and worldwide. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield activists held a Town Hall protest in support of McDonalds workers who have walked out at six London restaurants in a campaign to improve wages and working conditions. The action was one of many solidarity initiatives across the UK and internationally as McDonalds workers took to Downing Street to demand wages of £15 an hour and an end to youth rates and zero hours contracts. McDonalds, in response, have said the strikers represented a tiny proportion of its UK workforce. Sheffield Live spoke to Jenniffer Jones, co-chair of Momentum Sheffield.
Local politicians and community activists joined a rally at Fargate in solidarity with pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Hundreds of protestors gathered at Barker’s Pool for the second weekend in a row to oppose the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament and continue his threat to exit the EU on 31 October without a deal. The demonstration and march from Barker’s Pool to Devonshire Green was organised by campaign group Another Europe is Possible. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Hundreds of protestors gathered at Barker’s Pool to voice their anger over the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament as the Brexit deadline approaches. The demonstration was one of many in cities across the UK. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
British Kashmiri’s and their supporters organised a march in Sheffield town centre to protest the Indian government decision to end the autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir. Since the decision the territory has been in lockdown with thousands of additional troops sent to the region which has been the subject of a dispute between India, Pakistan and China since 1947. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
More than a dozen couriers working for Deliveroo held a demonstration in Sheffield city centre protesting a reduction of their minimum payment rate from £4.25 to £3.15 per delivery. A spokesperson for Deliveroo told Sheffield Live! “We’ve recently introduced changes that mean Deliveroo is investing even more in rider fees. Since making these changes riders in Sheffield are earning over £11.00 per hour on average.” Baillor Jalloh reports.
The office of Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara was occupied on Wednesday by members of the Women’s Equality Party. About half a dozen protestors gained access to the independent MP’s Courtwood House office on Silver Street. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Charlotte Mead, leader of the Women’s Equality Party in Sheffield.
Dozens of Sheffielders with connections to Kashmir gathered to protest the Indian government’s decision to end the region’s special status. Since the decision, the territory, control of which is disputed with Pakistan, has been in lock down with thousands of additional troops sent to the region. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Hundreds of school students took part in a climate change protest today in Sheffield, one of many in cities across the UK. The school strike for climate is an international movement of school students engaged in demonstrations and strikes calling for action on global warming and climate change. Activists say strikes will continue until the government hear and address their concerns. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to organiser and youth activist Patrick Wakefield.