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Stop the War at Edinburgh

Issue No. 1959

On top of Calton Hill (Pic: Guy Smallman)

On top of Calton Hill (Pic: Guy Smallman)

On Sunday night around 2,000 people marched through the centre of Edinburgh to take part in the Stop the War Coalition’s demonstration against the occupation of Iraq.

At the top of Calton Hill the march stopped for a Naming of the Dead ceremony. Billy Bragg, Julie Christie, Rose Gentle and others read out the names of those who have died in Iraq.

“We’ve been really pleased with how well Stop the War has been received this weekend,” said Lindsey German, national convenor of the coalition.

“Obviously there were people who didn’t want the message connecting poverty and war to be heard on Saturday. But we had a really good stage with a whole range of speakers after the Make Poverty History demo — and lots of people wanted to hear what we had to say.”

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Sat 9 Jul 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1959
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