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Bethnal Green campaigner helps bring flower power to Hyde Park

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 June 2013

Owen Beith at the installation in Hyde Park

Owen Beith at the installation in Hyde Park

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Flower power was on show in Hyde Park as campaigners tried to ramp up the pressure on world leaders to tackle global hunger.

Bethnal Green resident Owen Beith was one of tens of thousands of volunteers who helped create a huge installation of spinning flowers ahead of the G8 summit of world leaders which is being held in London this week.

Owen, of Sewardstone Road, said: “I came along because I wanted to add my voice to this important event.

“One in eight people don’t have enough to eat every day and there’s enough food in the world for everyone to go to bed with food in their stomachs. I hope the Prime Minister and G8 listen to our message and act.”

The event, on Saturday June 8, also attracted Mile End’s most famous film director and Olympic Opening Ceremony mastermind Danny Boyle. It was organised as part of international aid charity Oxfam’s “Enough Food for Everyone IF” campaign.


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