About 15 singers joined Amnesty campaigners as they launched the “Don’t Let Them Drown” campaign on Sunday 26th April.
Volunteers zipped themselves into body bags on Portobello beach to highlight “the UK’s shameful response to the rapidly escalating migrant crisis in the Mediterranean”.
This was a very moving occasion — a stark reminder of the terrible circumstances of the displacement of many fellow citizens of the world. The biting wind on the beach that day was as nothing compared to the physical and emotional challenges these people face.
We sang freshly written words to ‘Deep Blue Sea’; the ‘Human Rights’ round; ‘Think of Me’; ‘What is Peace to you?’ and — most poignantly — ‘Comin’ Home’.