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Shrewsbury 24 appeal win 'fantastic news' - GMB

23 Mar 2021
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GMB Union pay tribute to those who were wrongly convicted and campaigners

GMB has described today’s announcement from the High Court that the convictions of the Shrewsbury 24 will be overturned as ‘fantastic news’.

Warren Kenny, GMB Acting General Secretarysaid:

“It’s fantastic news that after nearly half a century of campaigning the convictions of the Shrewsbury 24 have finally been lifted.

Old photo of Shrewsbury 24 picket demonstration

Photo via @Shrewsbury24C on Twitter

“We pay tribute to those who were wrongly convicted and to the campaigners who have worked tirelessly to throw light on the collusion between the building industry and police.

“These pickets were prosecuted just because they had the audacity to ask for better working conditions and fair pay.”

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