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Monday 16th July 2007

British rockers Replenish deliver anti-trafficking petition to 10 Downing Street

BRITISH rock band Replenish travelled to 10 Downing Street to deliver a 30 metres-long petition wall, which calls on the UK Government to take more decisive action on the issue of child trafficking. The inked handprint 'signatures' on the wall were collected during a World Vision and Replenish UK music tour in March and April, in support of the national Stop The Traffik campaign.

Each of the concerts encouraged young people to speak out against child trafficking and the worldwide sale of people. Concert-goers were asked to add their inked handprint to the wall - 2500 in total - and this was yesterday presented to 10 Downing Street.

Ross Gill, Replenish front man said, "We went to Albania last year with World Vision and met children who had been trafficked. Seeing the effects of trafficking with our own eyes has convinced us that human trafficking is one of the greatest evils of our time. Having been made personally aware of what a huge issue this is, we're really pleased the tour was so successful and that we were given an opportunity to bring this to the attention of the UK public and the new UK Government". CR

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