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Shrewsbury Pickets march for justice
Socialist Party members formed a large, colourful, youthful and lively contingent on the Shrewsbury 24 campaign 3 July march and rally in Shrewsbury.
For the second year running Telford and Shropshire trades council organised what is now a yearly event, until justice is achieved for the 24.
The Shrewsbury 24 building workers were victimised for organising solidarity action in the 1972 national construction strike.
Some were jailed. After a successful march up to the place of the original trials, the crowd of around 200 heard speeches from speakers including PCS president Janice Godrich, RMT general secretary Bob Crow and actor Ricky Tomlinson who was one of the jailed pickets.