S Chelvan Campaigning for Refugees at Last Night of the Proms

Mon, 14 Sep 2015

On Saturday, No5 Barrister S Chelvan, in recognition of his campaigning work for migrants, was an invited guest at the Last Night of the Proms, held at the Royal Albert Hall, where a ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner was unfurled and on display throughout the night. 

The banner was the idea of Susie Symes, chair of trustees at the immigration museum at 19 Princelet Street, London’s museum of migration and diversity who co-hosted the evening on behalf of Lady Grade, whose husband the late Lord Lew Grade, was himself a refugee. Chelvan said the gesture gained huge support from the audience.

During the day, Chelvan joined the demonstration in central London, attended by tens of thousands of people, calling on the UK to do more for refugees.  Similar solidarity marches were held in other cities around the UK.

Further information can be found in an article reported by the Guardian and the Japan Times.

Click here S Chelvan's blog post for Migrant Voice.

Please click here to view S Chelvan's profile.

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