St Andrews students stand against slavery

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Tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon an estimated 200 St Andrews students belonging to the group JustLove, will walk silently in single-file around the town, wearing black tops and carrying signs with statistics about human trafficking.

A spokesperson said: “We will be walking in honour of 27 million slaves worldwide. Of the 27 million slaves, only 1-2 percent are ever rescued.

“Our newly launched social justice student group, JustLove, has decided to partner with A21 to host a Walk For Freedom to raise awareness of this issue.

“This is an A21 campaign that is happening in major cities all around the world. Our town is small, but it is influential. We want to cause a stir and make a difference.

“If anyone would like to donate to our team, they can visit the following link: www.a21.org/fundraising.php?id=8483.

“All donations go directly to A21: our fantastic partner organisation that works for prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnership. We are aiming to raise £200.”

The walk begins at 2pm at the Student Union and continues down Market Street to the Cathedral before turning into South Street and into City Road past the bus station, through the Old Course, across the 18th green and on to the West Sands before heading along The Scores to the harbour and then up The Pends to North Street before turning left at Greyfriars Garden and back to the Union.