Hyde protest against Burma killings
Friday 20th January 2017 13:36 Community Hyde News Posted by Adam Higgins

Around 60 people took to the streets of Hyde to take part in a peaceful protest to stop genocide in Burma last week.

The rally outside the town hall on Corporation Street aimed to raise awareness of the killing and ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people in Myanmar.

A number of community leaders from Hyde and surrounding towns braved the cold weather to lend their support and gave speeches condemning the action in South East Asia.

Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd, Tameside Council Executive Leader Kieran Quinn and Hyde Werneth Cllr Andy Kinsey were among those in attendance.

While Chomok Ali, chairman of Unity Call Hyde, handed a petition with hundreds of signatures to Hyde and Stalybridge MP Jonathan Reynolds, who was also present last Friday afternoon.

Mr Reynolds said: “I first became aware of this issue four years ago after which I raised it in Parliament, but a recent flare-up of violence has led to 65,000 people fleeing murder, rape and arson. I’ll certainly be raising this matter with the Foreign Secretary again.”

Message: The protest was aimed at stopping the brutal killing and ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people in Burma