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For those interested, here are some reports of how today's demonstration in London (which I publicised on this list a few days ago) went: from Labour CND: > > On Sunday 17th January, the weekend before the end of Ramadam, a silent > protest against the bombing of Iraq by the British and United States > governments and in support of ending sanctions was held in London, > attended by about 300. Protestors gathered in Trafalgar Square and marched > down Whitehall to lay two wreathes at the Cenotaph in memory of the Iraqi > dead as a result of US and British bombing and from starvation diseases now > rife because of sanctions. > > Protestors also sat down in the road for an hour to draw attention to the > to the victims of bombing and sanctions. Between 4-5,000 children are dying > every months in Iraq due to the impact of sanctions. > > The protest, organised by an ad hoc group of non-violent protestors, was > well-supported by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament members and > organisations. London Region CND, Labour CND, Christian CND and Greater > Manchester and District CND, were represented amongst others. > > This message has been sent to you by Labour CND. Photographs of the protest > will be available shortly. Please let us know of activities in your > locallity and we will pass them on through our network. > > Labour CND can be contacted by phone - Carol Turner, Secretary 0171 820 > 9709 or by post, 29 Stodmarsh House, Cowley Estate, London SW9 6HH. > (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) from someone who went down from Cambridge: > Dear Seb, > > there were perhaps fifty or sixty people at the demonstration and nearly > that many police. It was very quiet, a choir sang and people laid wreaths > and placards on the cenotaph. Voices in the Wilderness were there and lots > of CND groups. The police were quite co-operative and several of them said > to me that they were sympathetic, but those hoping for arrests and headlines > were dissappointed. To that end, there is talk of occupying a church to > draw attention to Archbishop Carey's support for bombings. -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To be removed/added, email email@example.com, NOT the whole list. Archived at http://linux.clare.cam.ac.uk/~saw27/casi/discuss.html