10th March 2001
A major demonstration against the proposed development marched
from the statue of William Etty in Exhibition Square to Clifford's
dressed in medieval costume bringing a carnival atmosphere to
the proceedings. The march was peaceful but noisy, raising shouts
of "Hear us shout, hear us wail - our city's not for sale!" and
"We are the force, we have the power. We will save Clifford's
weather brightened, 250 demonstrators of all political persuasions
and none, gathered at York's Castle Museum - also threatened
to be obscured by the development.
were there received from members of the Castle Area Campaign
Group, University archaeologist Jane Granville, and a message
of support from the Archbishop of York, David Hope.
Students' Groups have also sent their support and have raised
opposition to the
proposal which would mean building on the site of the horrific
massacre of York's Jewish population in 1190.
proved to be a success. Lots of people participated. A good collection
was made. Great support was visible from the citizens, tourists
and media. Thanks everyone for your support. More action of this
nature will be planned when the time is right.
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