Protest against Jersey Care Memorial
A protest has been held against a proposed memorial to children abused while in Jersey’s care system.
Dozens of people gathered at the Weighbridge in St Helier this afternoon (25 October), where the Jersey Care Memorial is due to be erected.
The Care Memorial is part of the government response to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry to recognise children failed by the island's care system.
The event was organised by Cheyenne O’Connor, who said she had been spurred into action after seeing the reaction of survivors.
Many are really upset by this to the point where a few have said if it goes ahead they would take their own lives. The government hasn't consulted all survivors and given them an opportunity to have their say. Cheyenne O'Connor
She added she was pleased to see so many people get behind the cause.