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December 2, 1990  Michael Lorrigan speaking at the third major rally. During his speech, he held up the poster of the 24 year old martyr Ahmad, whose body showed clear signs of torture. In Lorrigan’s words:
December 2, 1990
Michael Lorrigan speaking at the third major rally. During his speech, he held up the poster of the 24 year old martyr Ahmad, whose body showed clear signs of torture. In Lorrigan’s words: "We had a long discussion about using this photo for the march and took into account how his family might feel. We all decided the best we could do was to make sure his death meant something, by becoming a symbol, and my speech in Trafalgar Square was inspired by that thought. It was actually Sam Bassan who gave me the germ of the speech. Some days before, he had been in his warehouse on his own, with all these photos of Ahmad on posters surrounding him, waiting for delivery and distribution at the march. Bassan said it had been quiet and eerie. 'I looked at his picture and wondered who would speak for this man?' That is where the germ of the speech came from." (To hear Lorrigan's speech, visit A002.)
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