Campaigners send message of solidarity to Saturday’s TUC march

Family and friends will carry Ed’s banner

Ed's banner, re created for the TUC march for the alternative on Saturday March 26

Ed Woollard’s family and friends have today issued a message of solidarity to the thousands joining the TUC’s march against government cuts on Saturday and pledged to carry Ed’s banner, which says: ‘I don’t want to be a slave to the sons of privilege’.

Ed’s granddad, George Farmer said: “We know that Ed would have wanted to be on the march carrying his banner, so we’ve re-made it and will be carrying it for him.

“We also know that Ed hopes very much that when he is released we won’t need to be marching again.

“As a pensioner I worry about the future for my children and my grandchildren – I grew up and benefited from a free education and our precious NHS – we have to make sure that future generations can benefit from that too.”

Tania Garwood, Ed’s mum said: “I’m supporting the TUC march on behalf of my son, my family and friends, and all the young people who have been given disproportionate and unduly harsh sentences for offences during their involvement in the recent anti-cuts protests.

“It is marvellous to know that so many people, from so many walks of life will be attending this march – working people, pensioners, people with disabilities, and charity and community group representatives: all there for the same reason – to call on the government to end its austerity cuts.”

Travelling up by coach the family will carry banners to raise awareness of the Support4EdWoollard campaign, which hopes to announce a new fund shortly to help young people in prison.

Read the press association article: Jailed student’s family join march.

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11 Responses to Campaigners send message of solidarity to Saturday’s TUC march

  1. Rayya says:

    Was great to meet Ed’s grandparents yesterday as we were just about to go down to Embankment. I feel strongly that Ed’s sentence was totally unjustified and as such he is virtually a political prisoner – I wrote to Amnesty to that effect! Probation or some kind of community order would have been much more appropriate.

  2. Lilith Moon says:

    I’m so glad you are turning this into something positive. x

  3. Heather says:

    Heroic heroic steps for Ed’s friends family and supporters, great strides for freedom and democracy!

  4. Laura Burr says:

    I am so excited for this March tomorrow. I will be walking loud and proud for you Edward. Lets try and finally make a difference and make our opinions heard. Always, Laura xxxxxxxx

  5. Julie Denyer says:

    Really looking forward to attending the march. Will be thinking of Edward every step of the way and proud to be part of Eds support. See you tomorrow guys. Lots and lots of love and more xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. lyn says:

    Good luck tomorrow Tan. Wish I could be there with you, but not a good idea for me. Sending all my love and support for Ed and all the protestors(especially all the disabled ones!) xxx

  7. WOW the banner looks fab 🙂 I know how much love went into making it! Wishing you all the luck with the march on Saturday and in spreading the support4EdWoollard campaign. Sending lots of positive thoughts to you all, Claire xx

  8. Steve Catchpole says:

    My steps on Saturday will be for freedom, fairness and justice. Some of them will be placed for Ed.

  9. Giles Verity says:

    Are you sure Ed is still ok in prison

  10. Thomas Rainborough says:

    I think your statement above and intended action are spot on. I continue to seethe that Edward has been so unjustly punished by the establishment of this corrupt state. I wish there was more that we could do to obtain his release. Best wishes.

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