Amnesty Group hold “Shackling Day”

The Lower Sixth CAS Amnesty group held “Shackling Day” to raise awareness of wrongful imprisonment, prisoners of conscience and people who have had their rights taken away. They dressed up as prisoners and made paper chain shackles to join themselves together. Every person held a placard with the name of a prisoner of conscience, along with some information about that person. They attracted a lot of attention from the other students whilst sharing the stories of their “prisoner of conscience” allowing students to be aware of their plight, and how some people, no matter where they are living, are wrongfully imprisoned.

They are hoping to continue with this fight for human rights by shackling themselves somewhere within the local community to hopefully generate interest and attract outsiders in hopes of informing them about Amnesty and about its goal in the protection of others.
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