BY STAFF REPORTER
CATHOLIC AID agency Cafod is encouraging its supporters to join a candlelit rally outside Downing Street to call for trade justice.
Anumber of celebrities have already promised to attend the event at midnight on Friday April 15. Ronan Keating, former singer with Boyzone, said: “It will be an important event with millions of people all over the world calling for trade justice. A candlelit vigil outside Downing Street will be the biggest this country has ever seen. So come and be part of making history that night.” Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke said: “It’s an overnight ‘happening’ and it’s happening at the same time as many events all around the world. I’m going with a sleeping bag and a paint brush and maybe even a guitar if I can get it in the suitcase.” The all-night vigil, organised by the Trade Justice Movement as part of a Global Week of Action for Trade Justice, will begin with songs and readings in Westminster Abbey.
Patrick Nicholson, of Cafod, said: “It’s going to be an amazing night. If you care about those living in poverty across the world come and join us if you can. Help us wake up UK politicians to the fact that the British public have had enough of the way global trade is run in our name to benefit rich countries and hurt poor ones.”