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Cardiff activists stage ‘die-in’

Issue No. 2004

The die-in

The die-in

Anti-war campaigners in Cardiff staged a “die-in” last Saturday to protest against sending young men and women to fight in Iraq.

Cardiff’s School Students Against War (SSAW) group joined anti-war protesters from across South Wales to demonstrate against military recruitment outside army offices in the city.

Some 50 people attended the “die-in”, which saw protesters lie on the floor covered in fake blood.

Steve Rolf, 16, a pupil at Bro Morgannwg School in the Vale of Glamorgan and member of SSAW, said, “Recruitment centres like this one are sending our young people to die in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Bethan Jenkins from Cymru X, Plaid Cymru’s youth organisation, said, “Two Welsh soldiers died last week in Iraq and innocent Iraqis are dying daily. This can’t go on.”

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Sat 10 Jun 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2004
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