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Please find questions below for walking for justice


Written By: Akbar
28/03/2013 13:37 28/03/2013 12:23
Bangladesh

Questions:
 
1.​Starting point
Your march arrived in London on 26th March.  Where and when did it start?
 
2.​Distance
Some of your publicity states that the march started in Oldham (which is approximately 225 miles away from London, by road).
Some of your publicity states that the march was 171 miles.
Some of your publicity states that the march was 300 miles.
How many miles long was the march?
 
3.​Time walked per day
The march was essentially five days long (20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th March).
This means that you were walking either 34 miles per day or 60 miles per day (lowest and highest reports of length of march).  
That is the same as walking one and a third or two and a third London marathons per day (lowest and highest reports of length of march).
The average fit and healthy human walks at approximately four miles per hour.
On that basis, your marchers were walking for approximately 8.5 hours per day or 15 hours per day (lowest and highest reports of length of march).
How many hours a day were your marchers walking for?
 
4.​Route
What route did the march take?
If you walked alongside major roads, how did you manage with the snowdrifts which were up to 15 foot high in some areas?
If you walked alongside secondary roads, how many miles did this add to your journey, and how did you manage with the snowdrifts which were up to 15 foot high in some areas?
 
This is a photo taken in Oldham in the last few days of the site which greeted a residents as she opened her front door.  Was the snow this bad when you left?
 
 
 
 
 
5.​Additional cities
Some of your publicity says that your marchers went through major cities: which were these?
Given that you were marching at least 8.5 hours per day, how long were you able to spend in each city?
 
 
6.​Medical attention
Some individuals have attempted to walk a marathon a day (or two marathons a day) before, e.g., for charity, and they have had experienced medical back-up teams to support them.
Did your marchers have any medical back up teams?
What steps did they take to maintain their health and stay in condition for walking the following day?
What health issues did they encounter during the walk?
What problems did they have with their physical condition during the walk?
 
7.​Cost of the march
Some of your publicity states that you did not accept any hospitality during the walk, and the participants met their own costs.
What was the cost of the march to the participants?
Did the participants book overnight stays in advance?
 
 
8. Purpose of the march
Some of your publicity states that you wish to hand a petition in to David Cameron.  If this is the case, what does the petition say and how many people have signed it?
 
9. International links
The Shahbag movement started, apparently, as spontaneous protests by ordinary Bangladeshis at the start of February 2013.  On 24th March, expatriate Bangladeshis are staging unified protests in various other countries.
 
a.​ Do your marchers have any links with sympathisers in other countries?
 
b.​ In your view, how have people been able to organise so many spontaneous solidarity actions in so many countries in such a unified manner in just 8 weeks?
 
c.​ Do your marchers have links with any political parties in Bangladesh?

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