Nia commemorates 1911 Railway Strike ?>

Nia commemorates 1911 Railway Strike

Nia laying a wreath at the grave of Leonard Worsell

Nia Griffith MP joined Llanelli Trades Council for their procession to commemorate the deaths of Leonard Worsell and John John, innocent bystanders who were shot by the army during the 1911 railway strike. The procession started at the station, then stopped in silence outside number 6 High Street because it was in the back garden there that the men were shot. They then proceeded to Spring Gardens for speeches and on to the cemetery where Nia Griffith MP and Keith Davies AM laid wreaths on behalf of Llanelli Labour Party at the graves of Leonard Worsell and John John.
Speaking at Spring Gardens, Nia said
“ As we gather today to remember the tragic deaths of Leonard Worsell and John John, our thoughts and sympathies go out to the families of the miners killed at Marikana, South Africa,  only a couple of days ago, in circumstances not dissimilar to the 1911 railway strike here in Llanelli. We need to be constantly vigilant to defend hard-won workers’ rights, which are increasingly coming under attack from the Tory-led government. We remember the past, and we fight for the future.

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