Silence is golden for activists

Campaigners gathered to raise awareness about the ongoing problem of human trafficking.
Campaigners gathered to raise awareness about the ongoing problem of human trafficking.
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Dozens of people took to the streets of Preston to raise awareness of human trafficking.

The ‘Walk for Freedom’ took place on Saturday when campaigners made their way silently from The Old Corn Exchange to the Fishergate Shopping Centre car park in single file, wearing black.

Protesters marching down Fishergate.

Protesters marching down Fishergate.

Some people wore yellow bandanas across their mouths with a name of somebody who has been trafficked written across the mouth.

Event organiser, Sarah Yates, said: “It was a big success with 82 people taking part. The main purpose was to raise awareness of human trafficking but we also raised £700 for A21, the charity behind the event.”

The march started outside The Old Corn Exchange

The march started outside The Old Corn Exchange