Alfie’s ever-growing army takes to the streets in cities around the world
UPDATE April 27 at 9:37 a.m. EST: The April 29 vigil at the British embassy in Washington, D.C. has been cancelled. Rev. Patrick Mahoney encourages everyone to join him on Facebook live at 3:00 p.m. as he prays for Alfie from Fredericksburg, VA. People are also encouraged to go to Adoration and pray for Alfie at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, and to remember him in prayer during Sunday Mass or church services.
April 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — As Alfie Evans’ plight touches hearts around the world, a growing number of supporters are taking to the streets in peaceful protests.
Protests have been a staple outside Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust where Alfie Evans is being kept against his parents’ wishes. However, today Alfie’s father Thomas Evans read a statement asking the protesters to “return back to your everyday lives.”
“This reads like a hostage note,” Sohrab Ahmari, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, tweeted.
This reads like a hostage note. The @AlderHey staff had spoke on background to the press, saying Alfie's isn't going home until there was a "sea change" in the father's attitude, i.e., submission to his social betters. Nurse Ratched comes to mind. https://t.co/AahZ5Ipz15— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) April 26, 2018
Even though the protest situation may be rapidly changing in Liverpool, Alfie has already inspired a number of international events and vigils.
Last night, members of the Italian branch of Alfie’s Army held a prayer vigil in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. There were also Polish vigils outside the British Embassy in Warsaw and at the British consulates in Krakow and Łodz.
Yesterday, hundreds of Poles gathered for a silent protest in front of the British Embassy in Warsaw and the British Consulate in Krakow.— Poland Daily (@PolandDaily) April 26, 2018
The protesters want #GreatBritian to allow #AlfieEvans to leave for Italy. Many of them left teddy bears at the scene.
Picture from Krakow pic.twitter.com/3cl9TXNSDE
This morning, part of his American legion prayed outside the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. At 4:30 PM British time, English and Polish supporters were protesting outside Buckingham Palace in London. At noon EDT, there was a Mass for Alfie Evans at New York City’s Church of the Holy Family, followed by a procession and prayers outside the UK mission in that city.
Then at 6 PM local time today, there will be a protest for Alfie Evans in Edinburgh’s Hunter Square, followed by a march to Holyrood, Scotland’s Parliament. At 7 PM, there will be a protest in Kay Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland.
Tomorrow, Friday, April 27 at 6 PM, there will be a rally for Alfie in George Square in Glasgow. On Sunday, April 29, there will be march for Alfie in Manchester, meeting at 12:30 in Piccadilly Gardens.
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