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Anti-war protests

Issue No. 1775

Over 2,500 people marched in Leicester in a local demonstration against the war last weekend. Peace groups, trade unionists, Muslim organisations, socialists and others united in one of the biggest demonstrations in Leicester for years.

Other marches against the war last week included 500 in Cardiff, 150 in Southampton, 450 in Bolton, 300 in Huddersfield, 250 in York, 700 in Brighton and 600 in Aberdeen.

Debates and meetings included 100 students and staff at City University in central London, and 180 people attended a poetry evening against the war at a mosque in Edinburgh.

A lively Stop the War demonstration greeted Labour MP and supporter of the war Bob Blizzard, when he arrived for a public debate on 'The future of public services' in Lowestoft on Friday of last week. Blizzard was speaking on a platform with union stewards and officials from the CWU, NUT, FBU and RMT unions, who hammered his position on privatisation and the war

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Sat 17 Nov 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1775
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