Points West, the local news programme for Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire, has just reported a march by young people in Bristol against the bombing of Syria.
I think the march is happening right now [Wednesday, December 9], as it was definitely early evening with a black sky. The marchers were walking down Park Street in a crowd, the Beeb’s reporter estimated, numbering 600.
He said it was remarkable, as it was organised by 16-17 year old school students on social media.
He then interviewed one of them, Ruby Hill. She stated that they organised it because young people of that age group don’t have a voice.
He asked her whether it was pointless, as the decision had already been made. She replied that she didn’t think so, as if politicians really are for the people, as all parties claim, then they should take notice.
It’s an inspiring sight, and I think Ms Hill and her friends and colleagues are to be absolutely congratulated on organising the march.
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