A week of vigils…

20 Jun

Another local artist has been drawing at vigils this week. So sad that these dreadful things happen ……

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In remembrance of the 49 who died in Orlando, 200 people gathered in Swansea’s Castle Square to light candles and sing ( ‘Something Inside So Strong’by Labi Siffre). I have started to do a simple sketch or two at each action I attend; in this case I drew the last person to leave the vigil. He was a student who patiently kept on lighting the candles on the steps:

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A day later I was in the Square again, this time with only a handful of people (it was very short notice) and for only a short time. Long enough to listen to Stephen Kinnock pay tribute to Jo Cox’s many achievements (including having persuaded the PM to accept 3,000 child refugees from Syria recently):

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The people of Swansea will continue to side with the oppressed,  marginalised and in this case, martyred. We may be only a small axe but we deliver a resounding’no pasaran’ to…

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