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Stop the War

Issue No. 1909

LONDON: Hundreds of people protested in Parliament Square on Wednesday of last week over the fake handover in Iraq.

Protesters managed to get to central London despite the 24-hour tube strike and were well aware that the RMT rail union opposes the war.

Andrew Murray, chair of the Stop the War Coalition, said it was vital to maintain the pressure on the government through more protests and activities.

EDINBURGH: 800 people marched through the Scottish capital and a further 400 took to the streets of Glasgow.

The death in Iraq of 19 year old soldier Gordon Gentle from Pollok two days before gave the demonstrations an even more poignant edge.

He had enlisted only six months previously.

Gordon’s mother bravely said before the demonstration, “This is not our war. My son has died in their war over oil and they haven’t even taken the trouble of picking up the phone and saying they’re sorry for our loss.”

Duncan Brown

LIVERPOOL: About 300 people marched against the occupation of Iraq and Palestine last Saturday.

Kate Hudson of CND and Jocelyn Hurndall (mother of Tom, who was killed by an Israeli sniper), along with Ron Senchak (ex US navy) and Ahmed Hadi (recent Respect candidate) addressed the rally.

Mark Henzel

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Sat 10 Jul 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1909
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