English Durham miners’ gala and Julian Assange

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This video from England says about itself:

Saturday the 13th of July 2019 saw the 135th Durham Miners’ Gala – County Durham’s community heritage & working class solidarity in full colour. Congratulations to all involved.

From the World Socialist Web Site in England:

UK: SEP wins support for Julian Assange at Durham Miners’ Gala

By our reporters

15 July 2019

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) took the campaign to free imprisoned WikiLeaks journalist Julian Assange to the 135th Durham Miners’ Gala on Saturday, winning support from former miners, their families and the many workers present.

A section of the crowd at the Durham Miners Gala

The Durham Miners’ Gala is an annual labour movement event. Held for the first time in 1871, it attracts an estimated 200,000 attendees in celebration of the town’s coal mining heritage. It features a banner parade with brass bands, a cathedral service and political speeches. Delegations travel there from across England and abroad, from…

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