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Photos – Saturday Mike Ashley protests in London by Newcastle United fans

3 months ago
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A great turn out of Newcastle fans today in London in protest against Mike Ashley continuing as NUFC owner.

The main focus being a demonstration outside the Sports Direct flagship store on Oxford Street.

This protest action was organised by the London Magpie Group and full details are below, if you would like to help them in the future.

Here are a few photos of Saturday’s protests as Newcastle fans took to the streets of London:

London Magpie Group Press Release from Monday:

Taking the fight to Ashley’s back yard

‘For many Newcastle fans, this summer’s transfer window was the final straw.

After years of underinvestment, neglect and rank incompetence, many supporters had seen enough.

In response, we’ve seen a new wave of fan activism aimed at ousting Mike Ashley.

This has included protests at St James’ Park and on Northumberland Street, upcoming boycotts and a protest planned for next weekend at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook Headquarters.

To this point, a lot of this activism has taken place in Newcastle itself, where the club is and where the vast majority of supporters are.

However, Mike Ashley’s business interests are spread throughout the country and, more and more, globally.

London Magpie Group is now mobilising to take the fight to Ashley in London – in Parliament, across the City and at his places of business.

We are a growing number of fellow Newcastle fans based down South, who are driven by the feeling that we have to stand up and be counted.

We can no longer sit back and watch one man’s reckless behaviour, greed and questionable morals ruin our club. His focus clearly isn’t Newcastle United and his time is up.

Next Saturday afternoon, to coincide with the protest at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook HQ, we’ll be outside the company’s flagship store on Oxford Street. We want to send Ashley a clear message – we’re everywhere, we’re angry – and we want Newcastle United back.

We’ll be meeting at All Souls Church, Langham Place, W1B 3DG, at 11.45 AM on Saturday 17 November, before going to Sports Direct Oxford Street at midday for a peaceful protest.

If you would like to get involved, email [email protected] to confirm attendance. Find out more on our website www.londonmagpiegroup.co.uk and follow us on Twitter @group_magpie.

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