In Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, two simultaneous organised protests are taking place very close to one another at the same time in the spring of 2022. The protests are about completely different things - one is a pro-Imran Khan rally by the Pakistani community, and the second a protest against the war in Ukraine, organised by the Ukrainian community. The protests are not competing, and there's plenty of space for both to have their say, co-existing in the peaceful right to freedom of speech alongside one another. In this recording, we move first from the Imran Khan rally and then on to the Ukrainian protest, so you can hear both, as well as the transition in the short walk between the two.
Recorded by Cities and Memory.