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Bristol City Council Votes for Bristol to Become a City of Sanctuary

cityofsantuarylogoOn Tuesday 16 November at a Full Council meeting, Bristol City Council voted in favour of Bristol becoming a City of Sanctuary.

This was further accompanied by strong statements of support made by councillors across different political parties from different parts the city. They heaped praise on the work being done in the voluntary sector, particularly the drop-in centres at Bristol Refugee Rights and Refugee Action, and spoke sympathetically of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.

This represents the firststep in getting the Council to seriously consider the impact of their words and actions on a section of society which is often overlooked and under-represented. And as Helen Holland, the Labour Leader, said "Friendship costs nothing".

The Bristol City of Sanctuary team would like to thank all those who went to the meeting and filled the public gallery with support for the initiative - your support was essential in getting their voices heard.

For a more in-depth story, take a look at the Evening Post article at: http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Anger-Nazi-jibe-sanctuary-debate/article-2904115-detail/article.html