Distributing the letter

Because so many concerns had been raised about a possible „witch hunt“ (sadly, yes), we decided to keep the open letter off the internet and only distribute it in printed form. This was extremely time consuming and it was clear that we needed people in Birmingham to do this. Unfortunately, only two out of the nine people who had been given the open letter, were willing to shoulder this task. More people joined at this point, but still the work rested on very few people, which is another reason of why it would have been important to include more supportive people earlier on in the process.