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Anti-war activists take to the streets across Britain

Issue No. 2014

On the march in Preston (Pic: Chris Holton)

On the march in Preston (Pic: Chris Holton)

Demonstrations took place across the country last weekend against the Israeli assault on Lebanon.

Five hundred marched in Preston, the city’s largest demonstration for years.

 Delegations of trade unionists from Amicus and Unison, together with Stop the War and CND supporters, joined with local students and members of the Muslim community.

Around 200 people joined a rally in Oxford, while 300 people marched through Dalston and Stoke Newington in Hackney, east London, with banners from Turkish and Kurdish organisations on show.

Nearly 300 people marched in Birmingham on Saturday, and staged a sit-down.

Among the cross-section of protesters were people from Birmingham’s Lebanese community, and Respect and Stop the War activists.

In Manchester over 200 people gathered for an open mike event which saw many people from a wide variety of backgrounds speak out for one minute saying what they felt about the events in Lebanon.

Friday saw three demos in South Wales—100 protested in Newport, 250 in Cardiff and 100 in Swansea.

 In London hundreds of protesters took part in a rally outside Downing Street.

Reports from Richard Morse, Richard Searle, Martin Chapman, Ian McKendrick and Alistair Wingate

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Sat 19 Aug 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2014
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