Striking Miners Proudly Remembered at Liverpool James Larkin March
Sunday 20th July 2014.
The 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Miners Strike was rembembed in Liverpool today by the annual James Larkin March & Rally which celebrates the life and work of the Liverpool-born Irish Trade Unionist and Socialist.
Led by the Orgreave Justice Campaign banner and the Liverpool Irish Patriots Flute Band, a crowd of 400 people marched from Larkin’s birthplace on Combermere Street, Liverpool 8 to Liverpool’s Pier Head. The march was strongly supported by members of the Irish community, local trade unionists, community groups and public representatives.
Thought provoking speeches were delivered at the rally by Paul Jenkins Unite Against Fascism, John Cunningham Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign, Dave Douglas ex miner, writer and NUM branch Rep Hatfield Main Colliery, Steve Higginson Unite The Union Communities and Sean Oliver Sinn Fein Rep for England, Scotland & Wales.