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Protests step up as Magpie Group announce new open campaign meeting against Mike Ashley

3 years ago

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

Various sustained initiatives online have clearly created some 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 before the Chelsea game, fans once again gathering outside the Northumberland St SD store to protest against Mike Ashley’s running of the club.

For the Arsenal match, it was same level of protests but different venue, Newcastle supporters gathering outside the last remaining Newcastle United (Sports Direct?) shop at St James Park.

A public meeting was also held on Wednesday 5 September and now a second open meeting has been announced.

Friday morning sees the Magpie Group inviting all fans to 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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