Fresh Bananas

Jehovah's Witness Street Preachers Loughborough - Paul Conneally 2017
Fresh Bananas

I have no religious belief. These two men do. They arrive on the edge of Loughborough Market sometime between 7.30am and 8, set up their leaflet stand and grab a takeaway coffee to help keep out the cold.

They are Jehovah’s Witnesses and they would like to save my soul, yours too.

They don’t shout out to people passing by like the fruit and veg sellers do. Quiet in their smart suits their leaflet stand does the talking: ‘The Four Horsemen How Their Ride Affects You’

I know they mean well. I welcome them and all people with convictions within the law to our streets. Free speech is worth fighting for especially for those we don’t agree with. Street preachers religious, political, social or economical add to the frisson of our streets.

twice round the market
a bag of fresh bananas
on an empty bench

Paul Conneally
May 2017

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