OVER 400 people packed into Friends Meeting House in central Manchester on Friday of last week for a Stop the War Coalition rally on the occupation of Iraq.
There was standing room only and the atmosphere was electric. George Galloway was given a standing ovation and greeted with cheers. A video and CD-ROM of the rally are available at www.manchesterstopthewar.org
OVER 250 people attended a rally organised by Lewisham Stop the War Coalition on Wednesday of last week. George Galloway was given a standing ovation when he arrived, and after he spoke.
A NOISY crowd of around 100 people picketed a local restaurant in the Rusholme area of Manchester on Thursday of last week to protest at the presence of two pro-war MPs at a Labour Party function.
The MPs, Manchester's Gerald Kaufman and Blairite Peter Mandelson, were greeted with chants of 'Troops out of Iraq! Liars out of Rusholme!' and a barrage of eggs.
OVER 80 people attended a debate between anti-war activists and pro-war politicians at Swindon College (FE) on Friday of last week. The mood was strongly anti-war.
Andy & Sarah Newman