Amnesty UK commissioned me to take photos at their latest march, protesting for Albert Woodfox, as part of their annual student conference.
“Albert has spent the last 43 years in solitary confinement. Despite having his conviction overturned three times and an appeals court ruling his immediate and unconditional release, Albert remains in his 6×4 foot solitary cell, thanks to a campaign of vengeance from Louisiana state officials.” Read more and sign the petition for his freedom on the Amnesty website.
The idea for the protest was to take cardboard cut-outs of Albert to various London landmarks, in traditional routemaster buses, to show that he should be free to visit these places himself. The 150 students would then head to the US Embassy to stand up for Albert.
The students were fantastic all day, so passionate and knowledgeable about the cause and Amnesty’s wider aims. There was a big cohort the LSESU Amnesty Society, making their voices heard too.
Photos from the day below.