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Protest against George Bush Senior in Harrogate

by Andy Lawson
Issue No. 2005

Protesting against Bush senior (Pic: Yorkshire CND)

Protesting against Bush senior (Pic: Yorkshire CND)

Around 100 anti-war campaigners protested against the appearance of war criminal George Bush Senior at a conference in Harrogate on Friday of last week.

The father of the world’s number one terrorist was speaking to 1,200 bosses at the Yorkshire International Business Convention, each of whom had paid £320 for the opportunity to listen to the man responsible for the 1991 Gulf War.

Protesters came from nearby Leeds, York and Bradford, and were joined by US anti-war folk singer David Rovics, who gave an impromptu guerrilla gig.

Despite spending a fortune on security and deploying hundreds of officers, North Yorkshire Police were humiliated when 64 year old anti-war campaigner Lindis Percy evaded the cordon and was able to confront Bush face to face.

This is particularly embarrassing for the police as they have previously had Lindis Percy electronically tagged and attempted to have her Asboed for her regular demonstrations at USAF Menwith Hill, only a few miles from Friday’s demo.

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Sat 17 Jun 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2005
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