Worldwide Lyme Disease Protest 2016
On Tuesday 24th May, 2016, we will assemble at 11.00 am in London, at Parliament Square (16 Great George St, SW1A 2 London, United Kingdom), with as many friends and supporters as possible.
Further North, our fellow Lyme patients and friends will hold a similar protest in Liverpool city centre on 1st May 2016
In the South West of Britain, there will be a protest in the city of Bath on Saturday 21st May between 11.00 and 15.00
We are protesting about the shameful state of Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment in Britain.
In concert with dozens of protests across the world we demand from our governments that they recognise the dangerous, persistent and life-changing effects of Lyme Borreliosis and other tick-borne infections.
Please try to make your stories 500 words or less (we know it’s difficult!). You can make them as anonymous as you like.
UK Worldwide Lyme Protest video 2013
UK Lyme Petition
In the UK, most doctors are still unaware of how serious and widespread Lyme Borreliosis is across Europe, and of how many cases must be going undiagnosed here.
In the Netherlands, over 85,000 signatures were collected on a similar petition and this prompted a full discussion in their parliament. This led to their government setting up several clinical trials, which are now ongoing, to investigate the best antibiotic treatment regimes.
Please sign – or better still, download the paper forms and ask for signatures from people in your family, your colleagues at work or in your church, if they would like to support us. Thank you
38 Degrees Petition
Following the success of the UK protest, many new petition signatures and the recent run of publicity for Lyme disease, UK Lyme disease sufferers have asked for 38 degrees to run a campaign on our behalf.
38 Degrees is a British not-for-profit political-activism organisation that campaigns on a diverse range of issues, it has a good record for effecting change and putting pressure on the politicians.
Please VOTE for this campaign, it’s easy to sign in and vote. You get given three votes, it would help us if you used all three to vote for this campaign. Many thanks in advance.
Buildings in many countries were lit up green, including the ferris wheel at Liseberg park Gothenburg Sweden, the CN Tower in Canada, and a number in Australia
Since the 2013 UK protest where a petition with nearly 4000 signatures along with patient stories and photo messages were handed into the dept of Health, the petition has trebled in size to 12,000 with a further 1,000 on paper.
Links to all the coverage that we are aware of are on the UK Media Coverage page. Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to make this such a success.