Supporters urged to join Orgreave march and rally in Sheffield

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) are calling on supporters to join them in an anniversary march and rally in Sheffield today.

Saturday, 18th June 2016, 2:12 pm
Updated Saturday, 18th June 2016, 2:18 pm
Barbara Jackson, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.

The rally for truth and justice will take place today (Saturday June 18) at 5pm at The Old Bridge, Orgreave Lane, Sheffield S13 9NE.

Organisers said the event comes after mounting pressure to set up an independent inquiry into the violent policing at the Orgreave coking plant in 1984.

Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) chair Joe Rollin said: “In recent weeks the demand for the Government to set up an inquiry has become immense.

“People from all over the country – and some from other parts of the world - are telling us they have written to Home Secretary Theresa May urging her to speed up the decision she promised when we made our legal submission to her six months ago.

“After Hillsborough the demand for accountability of those to whom we entrust the responsibility for ensuring law and order in our communities has become unanswerable.

“Raising the standard for truth and justice ahead of our rally at Orgreave today will remind the Government of the urgency of now. Justice yet further delayed is justice denied.”