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March against the G8 in Sheffield on 11 June

by Alan Kenny, Alex Jordan and Kat McKay
Issue No. 1954

Preparations are underway in Sheffield to protest against the G8 justice and interior ministers’ summit.

A march for peace and justice has been organised by Sheffield Stop the War Coalition for Saturday 11 June to show the ministers are not welcome.

The march is being supported by Stop Political Terror, Sheffield Trades Council, Sheffield Muslim Association of Britain, Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Sheffield CND, Sheffield Green Party and Sheffield Respect.

Alex, a student from Silverdale school, has been collecting signatures.

He said, “It’s clear that the people of Sheffield are really taking an interest in what is going to happen at the G8 meeting, and want their views heard.

“I took a copy of the petition to a gig on Saturday night, and collected over 30 signatures, handed out lots of leaflets and was asked for the details of the planned protests by nearly everyone I spoke to.”

The march on 11 June will end in the Peace in the Park festival, which has grown out of the anti-war movement. Speakers at the festival will include former Guantanamo Bay detainee Martin Mubanga and Dr Adnan Siddiqui from Stop Political Terror.

March Saturday 11 June, assemble 10.30am, Devonshire Green, Sheffield.


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Sat 4 Jun 2005, 00:00 BST
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