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Anti-war demo

Issue No. 1900

SCHOOL AND university students from across London braved the weather on Thursday of last week to protest against the occupation of Iraq. Around 300 students from Imperial College, SOAS, London School of Economics and schools across London marched on the US embassy.

A huge police presence forced them into a corner of Grosvenor Square. Lindsey German, convenor of the Stop the War Coalition, told the crowd, "Bush doesn't want to know about the opposition to war. That's why they have pushed us into this corner. Fallujah is the place where the resistance in Iraq began. And, as we speak, they are trying to destroy Fallujah. The Iraqis who are fighting back are right to fight an occupying army."

Jamal, speaking for the Federation of Student Islamic Societies, said, "Lindsey German is too modest to mention this, but she will be standing along with other anti-war candidates in the elections to the London Assembly."

NUS executive member Tom Whittaker said, "Even the CIA admit there are 50,000 people in the resistance in Iraq. We support the resistance. Our movement isn't going away."

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Sat 8 May 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1900
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