ABOUT 80 people attended a peaceful protest in Bradford today to raise awareness of the plight of Rohingya Muslims.

The event was held at Infirmary Fields, next to Westgate Masjid in White Abbey Road.

Amnesty International has estimated that in the past month, 429,000 Rohingya have fled from persecution in Myanmar (Burma) to Bangladesh.

β€œIt was a good turnout of men and women who came to hear what is actually happening to the Rohingya Muslims. There was a speech by a man who came from Rohingya. It was a very peaceful protest, just to raise awareness,” said one woman, who travelled from Blackburn to be there.


A charity fun day raising funds to get food, water, medical aid and shelter to the Rohingya will be held at The Park Hotel in Oak Avenue, Manningham, on Saturday, September 30, from noon to 5pm. The event is being raised through the charity One Life Global Welfare. On the same day at noon there will be a peace demonstration outside Leeds Art Gallery.