Free Michael Shields - March on Saturday 11th April
Tuesday 07 April 2009 at 13:00
Spirit of Shankly is appealing to as many members as possible - and the wider community as well -
to join with the Free Michael Shields Campaign on a march in support of Michael
prior to this weekend's game against Blackburn. The purpose of the march is to
remind Jack Straw, who continues to drag his heels, and Merseyside Police who are now re-examining Michael's case that we are appalled by Michael's mis-trial, convinced of his innocence and demanding of his immediate release.
We will gather at St.George's Hall plateau at 10.30, where there will be a short address from the campaign leader, Councillor Joe Anderson. Michael's father, Michael Senior will update us as to Michael's wellbeing before leading the rally on a march to Anfield. Television and newspaper reporters will be in attendance, and we call upon everyone for a show of strength and support as we strive for justice for Michael Shields.
Councillor Joe Anderson said:
" I would urge football fans of Liverpool and Everton to attend the rally and Join us on the March to Anfield as a way of showing support to Michael Shields and his family. Next month will be the fourth anniversary of Michael being jailed for a crime he did not commit.
The people of this City who join us will help send a clear message to Jack Straw the Government and to the Bulgarians that we know Michael is innocent and we want him released now. Please support us as you always have."