September 02, 2008

More than 200 go to anti-BNP gig in park

More than 200 people attended the Love Music Hate Racism/Unity In the Park Gig on Sunday. 31st August. Musicians playing included Gwen Hechle, The Relics, Codejak and Isolhate, all booked by Unity In Music. Hot food was available and there was also an anti-racist information stall. Gazebos sheltered the audience watching the bands from the early rain, before the sun came out later in the day.

The gig was organised by Unity In Music, Barrow Unite Against Fascism and Love Music Hate Racism at Barrow Park Gig.

Paul Jenkins, who helped organise the event, of Barrow Unite Against Fascism, said : “This Love Music Hate Racism gig was held to highlight the need to oppose the BNP, who are standing in this Thursday’s Newbarns by-election.”

The by-election on September 4 has been called because of the death of the former seat holder, Councillor Colin Liversedge, 74, on June 24.

North-West Evening Mail

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