Thursday, 1 March 2007


It was reported today that campaigners dressed in yokes and chains, have started a 250 mile walk in order to apologise for the African slave trade and to end modern day slavery. About 20 people are taking part in the walk from Hull (home of William Wilberforce – abolitionist). This year marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery and this march highlights the debate of whether Britain should apologise for its involvement. Although the Prime Minister Tony Blair did issue a statement of “deep sorrow” some members of the black community expect a proper apology. However there are others that think an apology would be pointless.

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