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Anti-war protests in Brighton

by Manus McGrogan
Issue No. 2000

Around 100 people braved the pouring rain to attend a Don’t Attack Iran rally in central Brighton on Saturday.

The rally was part of an international series of peace protests coming after heightened tension between the US and Iran. Iranian Bahram Souroush addressed the rally.

He made clear his opposition to any attack on his country, while calling on people in Britain to show solidarity with ordinary Iranians. Other speakers included local trade unionists and Abubaker, brother of Guantanamo prisoner Omar Deghayes.

The rally ended with a symbolic “die-in” led by a young school student, Shanee Vanstone, 10, of Stanford Junior School. He commented, “If a lot of people join us and go on marches, it might help stop the war.”

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Sat 13 May 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2000
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