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PUT THE FOREIGN OFFICE ON TRIAL !
This coming Monday (March 15th) voices in the wilderness members Gabriel Carlyle and Andrea Needham will be appearing at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London (nearest tube: Covent Garden) charged with criminal damage to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The trial will take place at 2pm.
On December 17th, as the bombs rained down on Iraq, the pair through buckets of red paint at the FO wall where they also wrote the messages "Stop the killing" and "Lift the Sanctions". The FO is claiming £2178 worth of damages. If convicted the pair could face a 6 month prison sentence.
There will be a vigil outside the Court between 12 noon and 1pm (bring food to share).
After the trial the die-hard campaigner could proceed to the ARROW anti-sanctions vigil outside the Foreign Office (5.30 pm - 7 pm). ARROW have been holding this vigil every week for the last eight and a half years.
For any additional details call voices on 0181 - 444 1605.