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Peace Movement Marches On

11.04.2003 05:49

The National demonstration against the war called for this Saturday 12th April is set to go ahead in London as the debates about reconstruction and profits from Iraq continue. The demonstration will assemble at 12 Noon near Waterloo and Victoria. Organisers are asking people to bring flowers to lay outside 10 Downing Street and will be holding 2 minutes silence outside Parliament (where the two marches converge)in memory of all those who have died so far in Iraq. Speeches from Hyde Park will also be webstreamed from 1.00pm

A big demonstration is also planned in /a> as part of what is an International day of action in dozens of countries across the world. In Washington campaigners plan to surround the Whitehouse - read "Why We Are Still Protesting".

Meanwhile planning continues for the annual blockade of Faslane nuclear submarine base on 22nd April. Other events focusing on the profits of war include a Carnival Against Oil Wars and Climate Chaos at BP's AGM in London on April 24th, as well as this years Mayday protests, which place opposition to war at the heart of the demonstrations with protests at Lockheed Martin, the Home Office and Shell, plus a large trade union march and rally. Prior to mayday a week of actions against the arms industry will be held by Campaign Against The Arms Trade (CAAT). Press propaganda against the mayday protests has already begun with several articles appearing.