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Magpie Group meeting and new protests against Mike Ashley announced

3 years ago

The campaign against Mike Ashley and his ownership of Newcastle United continues.

Various sustained initiatives online have clearly created problems for the NUFC owner’s retail empire so far.

Whilst the first on the streets demonstration of the new season took place on the opening day, around two thousand fans protesting before the Spurs match outside the Sports Direct store in Newcastle city centre, on Northumberland Street. This was repeated, with Newcastle supporters asked to gather before the Chelsea game.

The focus then shifted for the Arsenal game, with Newcastle fans protesting outside the last remaining Newcastle United (Sports Direct?) club shop at St James Park.

This Saturday, Newcastle supporters are asked to do the same, with fans asked to meet outside the shop at St James Park at the Gallowgate End, starting at 2.15pm and ending at 2.45pm, allowing people time to get in for kick-off of the Leicester City match.

There is also a second public open meeting  next week, organised by the Magpie Group (a collection of NUFC fans/groups), with all Newcastle fans invited to come along.

The meeting is at The Labour Club (11 Leazes Park Road NE1 4PF) just down the road from St James Park.

Admission is free and it takes place at on Wednesday 3 October 2018, doors open at 6pm and the meeting starting at 6.30pm.

There are three guest speakers:

Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah, her constituency included St James Park.

Gateshead MP Ian Mearns, he chairs the all party parliamentary group for football supporters.

Whilst also appearing is Kevin Miles, the Chief Executive of the FSF (Football Supporters Federation).

Get yourself along if you can make it.


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