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Stop The War Coalition Get Go Ahead for 2 Edinburgh G8 Protests

Update | 28.05.2005 10:55 | G8 2005 | Anti-militarism | Globalisation | Repression

The Stop The War Coalition have progressed in getting approval for their two protests in Edinburgh around the G8 Summit in July.

This is despite The Scotsman Newspaper briefing against them and initial objections from Lothian and Borders police.

The Edinburgh protests are:

A Rally on Saturday 2nd July following the Make Poverty History march.

A March and Rally late afternoon / early evening on Sunday 3rd July.



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Previous Indymedia Report: 21st May 05

The Stop The War Coalition has announced its intention to hold a mass demonstration in Edinburgh on Sunday 3rd July.

They have applied for permission to march from Bruntsfield Links, through the centre of town, down Princes Street to Calton Hill for 6pm where a Naming the Dead Ceremony and anti-war rally will be held.

The Scotsman newspaper is briefing against the demonstration, encouraging the council to refuse permission for the protest, saying it would cost too much extra money to police and would cause too much disruption following the expected massive Make Poverty History demonstration the day before. "Edinburgh council tax payers have rights too" ends their editorial on the matter. One can't help feeling that maybe they should have opposed the G8 ever coming to Scotland if that's the way they feel about demonstrations.


Our police officers will be stretched too far

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Display the following 4 comments

  1. The Police are SO wrong — @
  2. Stop the War? About time — Bobby
  3. I wanted peace but not with Saddam! — Tom
  4. Saddam? — John