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Time To Go demonstration gathers momentum

The Stop the War Coalition’s Time To Go demonstration in Manchester on 23 September is just weeks away. Socialist Worker spoke to Respect councillor Michael Lavellette about how the city of Preston is preparing for the day.

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‘We really kicked off our preparations with our own demonstration in Preston a couple of weeks ago.

Some 500 people took to the streets of the city to protest against Israel’s attack on Lebanon.

We have also lined up a series of events in the run up to the Manchester protest to raise awareness. There’s a fundraising gig this Friday.

And in September we’re holding a meeting with Respect MP George Galloway and Rose Gentle from the Military Families Against the War campaign.

People are really excited about making the demonstration in Manchester as huge as possible.

Students from the local schools and colleges are currently on their summer break - so they have been spending their days running a number of Stop the War stalls around Preston, including a regular stall at the local mosque.

The response so far has been really good. We’ve got two coaches booked already - and a lot of people in the city have said that they will make their own way there.’

The Stop the War Coalition has organised a series of public rallies across the country in the run up to 23 September. Go to Meetings and events for more information, or go to

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Sat 26 Aug 2006, 00:00 BST
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