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Anfield protest on Sunday

A protest addressing Liverpool owner John W Henry will hit the streets of Merseyside ahead of Sunday’s match against Manchester City at Anfield, report the Liverpool Echo .

Henry and Liverpool are being criticised for a controversial partnership agreement with Tibet Water Resources Ltd (TWRL), with nearly 84,000 people signing a petition calling for the club to end the union because the company benefits from what they call “the Chinese government’s brutal occupation of Tibet.”

A mobile billboard will be driven around the streets of Liverpool as fans make their way to match at Anfield, which is a 54,000 sell-out.

Critics have suggested that deals such as the one with the club “lend legitimacy” to the occupation of Tibet.

But TWRL said its plant in Tibet has led to development and employment growth in the area and said the United Nations has praised it for improving local lives.

The mobile billboard touring Liverpool before Sunday’s 4pm Anfield clash will read: “’Under Chinese rule, Tibetans are beaten and tortured for their beliefs.

Liverpool owner John W. Henry with his wife Linda Pizzuti in the stands
Liverpool owner John W. Henry with his wife Linda Pizzuti in the stands (Image: REUTERS)

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