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Evian demos can wash the G8 down

Issue No. 1846

PLANS ARE being finalised for a week of protests at the G8 world rulers summit set for the French town of Evian at the end of May and beginning of June. The key demonstration will be on Sunday 1 June, but protests, actions and counter-conferences will take place from Wednesday 27 May through to the end of the summit on Wednesday 3 June.

The summit is due to see George Bush, Tony Blair and other world leaders gather two years on from their last summit in Europe, in Genoa in Italy, which attracted huge protests. The Evian protests are being organised by many of the organisations who worked together to build the protests in Genoa and also the European Social Forum in Florence in Italy last November.

The Evian summit is taking place in a town on the French side of Lac Leman on the Swiss-French border. There will be camps in the surrounding area to accommodate those wanting to join the protests.

Travelling from Britain on budget flights to nearby Geneva is a good option, though trains, buses and driving are also feasible. With many schools on half term at the time, teachers and school students can organise to attend the Evian protests.

For those with more limited time coaches and other transport can get there for the Friday evening/Saturday morning and leave on Sunday evening/Monday morning.

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Sat 12 Apr 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1846
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