US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice will be visiting London on Wednesday 6 February. She is coming to talk to prime minister Gordon Brown about Afghanistan. Stop the War has called a protest from 12 noon until 3.30pm on Whitehall, by the entrance to Downing Street.
Rice is here to demand more military support from George Bush’s closest ally for the failing US occupation of Afghanistan.
With defence minister Des Browne saying recently that Britain could be in Afghanistan for decades, Rice will try to get Gordon Brown to commit more troops now, as a lever to get other countries to increase their deployment.
Anyone who can should get to the protest. Stop the War have said, ‘When Rice visited the UK in 2006 it turned into a public relations fiasco, as anti-war protestors followed her everywhere she went. We aim to do the same this time.’
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