Solidarity for Bhopal
All Images © Francesca Moore
Although I was hugely disappointed not to return to Bhopal for the anniversary, it’s been fantastic to see the level of solidarity in Bhopal, where thousands have been marching the streets in demand for justice – burning giant Dow and Union Carbide logos with a clear message for the corporations to clean up, and beyond where I’ve seen hundreds of messages of solidarity appearing in the press and on social media from all over the world.
In Brighton last night, we held a small candlelight vigil that included some members of the BMA office and Farah Edwards Khan, a Bhopal survivor and campaigner. Due to relentless winds, our ‘BHOPAL 30’ candle display was sadly reduced to just a few candles in jars, but the mood was not tainted. Farah said some moving words of her experiences in Bhopal thirty years ago, and this is our message of solidarity.
You can hear a Bhopal report, and Farah talking, on Radio 4’s Today Show (from 2:32:30/3:00:01): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04svjxj