Bin bag stunt raises aware­ness of refugees

North Wales Weekly News - - WRITTEN BY YOU -

A GRIM row of “body bags” lined a North Wales beach re­cently.

But the bags were part of a graphic stunt by Amnesty sup­port­ers to raise aware­ness of Syr­ian refugees’ plight.

Some 100 cam­paign­ers, in­clud­ing about 40 stu­dents from Eirias High School and Ry­dal Penrhos School, staged the pow­er­ful demon­stra­tion near Col­wyn Bay’s Vic­to­ria Pier.

Stu­dents had tweeted @Eiri­asAmnesty that the protest was called “Don’t let them drown”.

Sean Gavin, Eirias High School head of sixth form, said it was ar­ranged by the schools’ Amnesty branches.

He added: “It was a re­ally good turnout. It was a poignant demon­stra­tion de­signed to raise aware­ness about refugees.”

The stu­dents’ Amnesty cam­paign­ers also held a col­lec­tion for the mi­grants.

Eirias High School stu­dents ly­ing on the sand in black bin bags by Porth Eirias, Col­wyn Bay, in aid of Amesty In­ter­na­tional, to raise aware­ness of the plight of Syr­ian refugees ar­riv­ing in Eastern Europe

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