This 19 July 2015 video from England is called Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 2015 – Great atmosphere for the Procession of Trade Union Banners.
By Luke James in Britain:
Monday 20th July 32015
Thousands swear oath: ‘We will, we will, we will be free’
THOUSANDS of trade unionists took the Tolpuddle martyrs’ oath yesterday after TUC leader Frances O’Grady damned the Tory trade union Bill as the same persecution that the martyrs faced in 1834.
The six farm labourers were infamously transported to Australia in 1834 after forming a trade union and taking the oath: “We will, we will, we will be free.”
Speaking at the annual Tolpuddle martyr’s festival, Ms O’Grady drew comparisons between their persecution and the government’s new anti-union legislation.
Tolpuddle villain squire James Frampton “was a landowner who feared that organised labour threatened the…
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