Video: Flashmobbers make themselves heard in Leeds city centre

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FLASHMOB picnickers were making themselves heard in the city centre.

Leeds campaigners gathered on City Square on Thursday, June 2, to bang cutlery against pots, pans and plates for half an hour to raise awareness of hunger.

The stunt was part of an Oxfam campaign called GROW, which calls for investment of female farmers around the world and sustainable agriculture.

Alison Leslie, a Leeds University lecturer and Oxfam Leeds campaigner, said: “We want to make a lot of noise about the injustice of the food system that keeps hungry millions of women around the world. Their plight must not go unnoticed”.

Oxfam campaigner Pauline Neale, of Leeds, said: “One in seven people on the planet go hungry every day despite the fact that the world is capable of feeding everyone. We must act now before it is too late.”

Young campaigners with the Lorna Young Foundation also travelled from Huddersfield for the event.

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