Liverpool supporters plan Anfield sit-in protest against US owners

The Liverpool supporters group Spirit of Shankly has called for two days of protest against the current owners of the club, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, and the financial institutions who have lent them money in the past.
The supporters union will hold an emergency general meeting on Saturday morning before the home game against Sunderland at Anfield, followed by a protest at the match. "We would like as many supporters as possible, to make their feelings known towards the owners during the Sunderland match, using banners, flags and songs," said a statement from the association.

"We ask everyone in the ground to make their voices heard – let everyone know you will no longer tolerate the current owners. Following the match, irrespective of the result, we intend to hold a sit in protest. Regardless of where you sit, remain in the ground and make your views heard. Gather at the front of the stand you are in, with flags and banners, and make your voices heard."

The protests will resume eight days later for the home match against Blackpool. "To build on the momentum of this protest and to increase pressure on the owners, we are also proposing a day of action at the match against Blackpool," Spirit of Shankly said.

"We will start this day with a mass march to visibly show our anger towards the owners and those responsible for our current situation. It will also be an opportunity to show support for what we want to achieve – genuine supporter involvement in how Liverpool Football Club is run. Following on from the march we want fans to take the atmosphere generated into the ground and make sure the whole world knows how we feel."

Spirit of Shankly said its current plans were just the start and it would continue their campaign against the club's American owners until Liverpool had been sold.

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