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Stop the War protest

Issue No. 1779

A thousand people marched in Birmingham last Saturday against the war. The march was organised by Birmingham Trades Council and supported by the Stop the War Coalition. A rally heard speakers from a range of organisations and campaigns. Later Artists Against the War held an inspiring social with African drummers and visual projections.

Hundreds also joined an anti-war demonstration in Sheffield on Saturday. A teach-in on issues around the war organised by the London Stop the War Coalition attracted around 200 people to City University last Sunday. A range of workshops focused on issues such as the attack on the Palestinians, the war on civil liberties, and racism, Islam and the war.

Jeremy Corbyn MP argued that, as Bush lines up more targets, building the coalition remains a priority for the movement:

'We must stay together, work with other groups such as CND to build the next demonstration, and continue educating people about the issues.' More than 80 people protested outside a Labour Party meeting in Hendon on Wednesday evening which was addressed by defence secretary Geoff Hoon. The picket included members of the Stop the War Coalition, the Socialist Alliance, the Labour Party and the Green Party.

An anti-war demonstration called by Haringey Trades Council in London attracted around 200 people last Saturday.

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Sat 15 Dec 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1779
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