The march that is being planned for Saturday as a protest against Mike Ashley, from the Central Station to St. James’ Park, may not now take place.
Newcastle fans want peaceful protests
Some of our fans, and avid readers of this web site, who were trying to put together the march, have talked to the Newcastle police this morning, and have been advised of other safer ways to protest against the club’s Board.
Obviously protests should remain within the confines of the law, and the police are somewhat concerned that such a march on Saturday would be difficult to control, with a packed city center, and of course it just takes one or two supporters to mess up a peaceful march.
So right now that specific protest march may not happen.
But a simple way to protest, which would also get some publicity in the Sunday papers the next day, is that those supporters at the game on Saturday support the lads 100% during the game, and we should be able to get the win against Hull City, which is still very important.
Whatever happens with the Ashley ownership at the club, we still need to do the very best we can to get into Europe next season, and every league point counts, even when the club is in disarray, as we seem to be right now.
But we’re sure the Newcastle fans will give the players and stand-in coaches Richard Money and Chris Hughton, all the support they need, and have asked for, in their very difficult task of picking up the pieces after Kevin’s resignation.
After the game those fans who want to peacefully protest can gather in the St. James Park car park, and show their non-support of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and the Board, in a peaceful demonstration.
There’s nothing illegal in this, as long as the fans are peaceful and behave themselves – with the goal being to let Mike Ashley and company know, the fans are not with him, because of his actions over the last week or so, where he went against the wishes of Newcastle fans, Newcastle players and the Newcastle City Council.
The police have stated this morning they would prefer an organized protest like this, rather than having people disrupting the Newcastle’s City Center, when it will be packed full, and that is understandable.
To have the protest at the club, seems also to make a lot of sense.
As the week goes on we’ll let you know what the fan groups have further organized, but we think that something simple for Saturday, will have the greatest impact, and of course it will not be the first time fans have peacefully protested to the Newcastle Board after a game.
But let’s keep it all civil and within the law, then we can really make a big difference, otherwise it will not succeed.