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Liberal youth join march for refugees

16th September 2015

Members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, were among 150 young Jews showing solidarity with refugees this weekend.

Movement worker Sam Alston and a number of members of all ages attended a march in central London – forming a ‘Jewish Bloc’ at the large event which marched to Parliament Square.

Signs on display included those saying “Jews welcome refugees”, “no one is illegal” and “be a mensch, support the refugees”.

Speakers at the event, attended by tens of thousands of people, included new Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and singer and campaigner Billy Bragg.

Young Liberal Jews are also taking part in an event today in Finchley, which was organised by an LJY-Netzer bogrim, to help sort through resources that have been collected to send to Calais.

For more information on the march, see the following stories:
Jewish News -> http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/150-young-jews-march-for-refugees-to-send-a-clear-signal-to-communal-leaders/

The Independent -> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/solidarity-with-refugees-march-tens-of-thousands-take-to-the-streets-along-with-new-labour-leader-jeremy-corbyn-10497907.html