Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Join the Silent Walk for Justice in Edinburgh - 4th December 2008

For those of you who can make it, please join the Silent Walk for Justice in Edinburgh this Thursday, 4th December 2008.

The walk is intended as a vigil to highlight miscarriages of justice across Scotland which have caused untold suffering to countless individuals across the country and even many abroad who have been affected by our less than reputable Scots Justice system.

The walk is a response to the apparent lack of willingness of the Scots Justice system to deal with its 'sins of the past' and the clearly high levels of injustice which take place in Scotland each year due to varying factors such as a lack of access to justice, an inflexible and self protecting justice system more intent on covering up its own failings, and a distinct lack of independent and impartial oversight & regulation, which have in effect allowed many arms of the Scots justice system to freewheel in their own direction without accountability to anyone.

Today’s Herald newspaper reports on the growing ranks of those attending the march in Edinburgh, this Thursday, here : Megrahi’s wife to join vigil highlighting miscarriage of justice claims

You can read more about how the Silent Walk for Justice took shape on the Shirley McKie forum here : A Silent Walk for Justice

Here follows the release from the organisers :

WELCOME TO JOIN THE SILENT WALK FOR JUSTICE EDINBURGH DEC 4, 2008, 15.00 - 19.00

You are all welcome to join The Silent Walk For Justice 2008. We will all meet at 15.00 p.m. at Johnson Terrace. Then a lone bagpiper will signal and we will all walk together, the Royal Mile down from the Edinburgh castle, peacefully and in silence to honour our loved ones and stop at the Scottish Parliament.

Outside the Scottish Parliament we will all put down our pictures of the ones, or what we are fighting for, and we will light our candles and put them beside the pictures. We will all stand behind the shrine with the pictures and burning candles.

The bag piper will signal and The Cabinet Secretary of Justice Kenny MacAskill, or who will be sent in his place, will meet us outside.

The man and the woman representing the Scottish people will perform a short speech, and after that The Cabinet Secretary of Justice will make a short speech. The people’s writing and name lists will be handed over to Mr MacAskill.

The bag piper will signal and there will be a SILENT MINUTE for all the loved ones. Then the lone piper will play a Scottish tune.

The Cabinet Secretary of Justice will return into the Parliament building and the bag piper will signal for the journalists to step forward, take pictures and make interviews.

The pictures and candles must be removed and The Silent Walk For Justice 2008 will end at 19.00 pm

The Silent Walk for Justice, must be absolutely peaceful and silent, we will let our pictures and candles speak for our mission.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cannot make Edinburgh to join the walk, will, however, light some candles for those whose lives have been ruined by miscarriages of justice.

Anonymous said...

Good luck all of you and hope something is done about all this injustice which Scotland has given the world.Nothing to be proud of Kenny MacAskill is it ?

Anonymous said...

yep will be there and hope many come
lets make this a regular thing until ALEX SALMOND stops causing injustice AGAINST HIS OWN HIS OWN PEOPLE !!!!

Anonymous said...

While this is a laudable event in many ways, I cannot see MacAskill doing anything given his track record on injustice cases in Scotland ... many dating back several years, which he has been made fully aware of on numerous occasions, but repeatedly fails to act.

I have even heard from others that he is involved in some of the worst injustices in Scotland today, known to Salmond and many opposition politicians too, but they all just remain silent and do nothing to challenge and expose him.

This is the rotten, corrupt and incestuous Scottish justice and political system that people are up against.

I wish those who partake in this event well, but until you expose MacAskill and Salmond's SNP government for the corrupt bunch they really are, there will be no change for those who are alleging injustice in Scotland today.

Good luck with it nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

To those who can't attend in person, sign the petition.

Anonymous said...

Good to see people actually doing a march or protest - this should be done regularly to remind this bunch of know it all and steal it all politicians who are sitting on their arses while all the injustice happens around them
Good luck to everyone on the march and I hope it succeeds !!!

INJUSTICE UNDER SNP IS WORSE THAN EVER IN SCOTLAND PLEASE HELP EVERYONE said...

ALL THE BEST FOR EVERYONE ATTENDING THE SILENT WALK FOR JUSTICE

ITS TERRIBLE WE HAVE TO RESORT TO SUCH THINGS UNDER THE SNP BUT IT PROVES THEY ARE JUST THE SAME AS ALL OTHER POLITICIANS WHO ARE NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN ANYTHING IF IT DOESNT PAY THEM OR UPSETS THEIR FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

Anonymous said...

its going to be bad weather tomorrow but i will endeavour to attend

Anonymous said...

Good thing I read this anyway I will be there tomorrow and hope it all goes well.

Nice to see people doing something positive!

Keep up the fight everyone!

Anonymous said...

I'm off to join the marchers and thanks for lettig us all know about it

Keep up your fight for injustice its terrific and hope others do the same against all these crooked people who hurt us