Human rights event at cathedral inspired by Magna Carta

The Human Rights and Democracy Fair at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury.

The Human Rights and Democracy Fair at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury. - Credit: Archant

Bury St Edmunds: Sixteen groups converged on St Edmundsbury Cathedral to show how much work is being done locally to protect human rights and promote democratic ideals.

The Human Rights and Democracy Fair on Saturday was organised by Bury St Edmunds Amnesty Group and the St Edmundsbury Cathedral Peace and Justice Group.

The event was inspired by the Magna Carta 800th anniversary exhibition at the cathedral in May, which marked the Barons meeting in Bury Abbey in November 1214.

Co-organiser Brian Wesley, of Bury Amnesty Group, said: “The idea was to bring the issues of the Magna Carta into the 21st Century to see what progress has been made over the centuries on achieving those objectives and whether more remains to be achieved.

“The various groups organised stalls and activities to tell people about their current campaigns.

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“There was also a graffiti board so people could write down what they would like to see in a modern-day Magna Carta.”

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