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Amnesty International and the body bags on Brighton’s shores

200 body bags appeared on Brighton’s shores. Amnesty International put them there to raise awareness on the plight of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, not far from the English sea town.

On 22th April the NGO Amnesty International staged a demonstration, a flashmob on Brighton’s beach, UK. The humanitarian organisation scattered two hundred body bags on the shores to highlight the UK’s little response to the plight of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Then volunteers zipped themselves into the body bags to make their protest more disquieting.

 

According to the Italian Organisation for migrations 1,750 people have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea from the beginning of the year. They were all looking for a way out of war and poverty. In 2014, 3,500 of the 219 thousand migrants who came to Europe died.

 

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