LABOUR YOUTH REAFFIRMS ITS SUPPORT FOR PROTEST AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AS A VEHICLE FOR CHANGE

Labour Youth has today distanced itself from comments made by senior members of the Labour Party that suggest that protest and direct action are less valid vehicles for change than legislation.

The Labour Party’s origins are in protest and civil disobedience. Involvement in the struggle for workers’ rights and in the civil rights movement as well as the distribution of contraception and of information pertaining to abortion were triggers for some of the proudest moments of the history of this Party. Civil disobedience and protest have been core to this movement since its inception. It is crucial that Labour activists feel supported and empowered to do what is moral, just and right – not simply what is allowed.

Labour Youth reasserts its commitment to protesting wrongs, as well as providing solutions.

18th September 2018

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