We are proud to announce the second leg of the historic Counter Olympics Protest Torch Relay which will be run on Friday 27th July. The iconic Vancouver Poverty Olympics Torch will make its journey around the streets of Hackney starting from the cafe in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street and ending at Leyton Marsh, the scene of recent ODA depredations. The relay is dedicated to those who were imprisoned and who received ASBOs, fines or restrictions on their movements in response to their peaceful attempts to prevent the ODA and Waltham Forest Council breaking planning law.
The relay will start at 2pm from the cafe in Clissold Park and will take approximately one hour to complete its journey to Leyton Marsh where it will be welcomed by Save Leyton Marsh campaigners. Anyone planning to participate should aim to arrive at the cafe at 1.30pm. If you are travelling by public transport the best bus to get to Clissold Park is the 393 which goes past Highbury and Islington Station The route for the relay will run along Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington High St and Road, Kingsland High Street, Dalston Lane, Amhurst Road, Mare Street, Richmond Road, London Fields, Broadway Market, Tow Path to Victoria Park, Lauriston Road, Well Street, Morning Lane, Ponsford Street, Homerton High Street, Brooksby’s Way, Chatsworth Road, Lea Bridge Road, Middlesex Wharf to Leyton Marsh.
Come and cheer the runners as they pass your street!
Please note there may be changes to the route on the day.