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School students plan G8 walk outs

Issue No. 1957

School students against the War have been keeping their presence up in north London — running stalls to build for the G8 protests.

“We’ve had a really good response,” said Zakeeya, one of the school students involved in the campaign. “In Camden on Sunday we had loads of people coming up to the stall.

“Because it’s a place where a lot of young people hang out it was really great to have a stall where nobody was over 18.

“We were there for two hours but it didn’t feel that long, we had loads of really good discussions with people who had all sorts of different opinions.

“Our main aim is to build school walkouts. It’s really important that we can get as many school students as possible to walk out on 6 July — so that even if we can’t make it to Scotland we get our voices heard.”

Students who wish to pledge that they will walk out can go to or text the words “PLEDGE WALKOUT” to 60022

Respect Against the Hoodie Ban

Elephant & Castle shopping centre in south London has banned caps and hoodies.

There will be a “Respect Against the Hoodie Ban” protest this Saturday 25 June, organised by Respect Youth. Assemble 1pm, Elephant & Castle shopping centre. There will be a hoody wearing demo as well as speeches from local and national campaigners, and music.

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Sat 25 Jun 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1957
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