ACTOR Anne-Marie Duff will recite Emmeline Pankhurst’s renowned Freedom or Death rally cry tomorrow at the March4Women demo for sexual equality.
The Suffragette star, who played laundry worker Violet Miller in the film about the women's suffrage movement, will read Ms Pankhurst’s 1913 speech at the rally in Trafalgar Square on Sunday.
The march accords with the 100th anniversary of the first women being given the right to vote and focuses on the inequality women and girls face worldwide.
Ms Duff said: “Emmeline Pankhurst was a formidable figure, whose name means so much to so many people.
“Her fight is close to my heart and, 100 years on, her powerful words are as relevant as ever.
“I’m honoured to have been asked to share them and I can’t think of a more spectacular and special location than the same spot in Trafalgar Square where Emmeline herself stood and addressed thousands of suffragettes.”
London Mayor Sadiq Kahn, along with Ms Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter Helen Pankhurst — granddaughter of prominent communist and anti-fascist suffragette Sylvia — and many other public figures will also address the crowd.
The demonstration will start at Millbank at noon and end with the rally in Trafalgar Square.
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