Hundred gather to show solidarity as Alfie and Zak’s retrial begins

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About a hundred people gathered today outside Woolwich Crown Court to show solidarity with Alfie Meadows and Zak King as they begun their retrial.

Despite our protest being immediately moved from “crown property”, we were relegated to either side of the car entrance where we held a rally with a number of speakers including representatives Jamie Woodcock and Reni Eddo-Lodge from the NUS, Terry Hoad (former President) and Mark Campbell (NEC) from the UCU, Simon Sapper (National Officer) from the CWU, Samantha Rigg from the Sean Rigg Justice and Change campaign, Deepa Naik (wife of Trenton Oldfield) as well as a representative from the local trades council.

After the rally, we filled the public gallery (except for two seats which where outrageously requisitioned by the police) as the jury was sworn in. Court was then adjourned till tomorrow, when the prosecution will commence their case.

Check our website for daily updates from the court.

Also please do come along to the court to support Alfie and Zak throughout the trial – we will keep you updated as to which days and hours the trial will be in session but just turn up when and if you can.

https://www.facebook.com/events/350417445050424/

This week court (in court number 3) will run:
TUES 30th at 10.15 (likely all day until 4.30, with a break at 1 for an hour)
WED 31st at 10.15 (likely all day until 4.30, with a break at 1 for an hour)

For more info on the rally today see:

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=29880

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