Peace camp in Trafalgar Square
Ruth Tanner, CND
Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th March
The aim of the camp is to draw public attention
to the demands of the national demonstration on 19 March: End the Occupation of
Iraq; No More Bush Wars.
This is the first
time that there has ever been a peace camp in Trafalgar Square. The message to
the government will be clear. We reject war mongering foreign policy and the
attacks on our civil liberties at home.
We want to make this a colourful and fun environment to let the warmongers know
that a peaceful world is possible. There will speakers, performance, arts and
So come along, for as long as you can - a few
hours during the day or evening, sleep over, or even for the whole three days -
to support the camp. Spread the word. Bring your friends, family and colleagues
This peace camp will reflect our
message that there is a peaceful alternative to the violent, aggressive,
warmongering policies that led to the war on Iraq and the deaths of thousands of
innocent people. Therefore the peace camp in Trafalgar Square will be a positive
and peaceful event.
It will be a family friendly camp
and children will be very welcome. In this spirit there will be no drugs or
alcohol at the camp. To ensure that this is a comfortable and pleasant
experience for everyone we will be actively encouraging people to keep the camp
clean and tidy.
Security is extremely important to
us. It is important that this is an inclusive and safe environment. The camp
will have a woman only space. The two head stewards each night will be a man and
a woman. There will also be GLA wardens there every night and medical support
will be on site.
There will be
some tent spaces available - all enquires about accommodation arrangements and
availability contact Stop the War on 02072786694
If you can help set up the
peace camp and organise activities please call Rebecca Morden on 07976 623706
evening of the camp there will be special events:
- press call at 5pm
Followed by an evening
with Mark Steel, 7pm
- Tony Benn and Jeremy Corbyn MP discuss 'Bush wars and terror laws' 7.30pm
Friday 18th -
Forum - Military Families Against the War
Followed by Hip Hop
Against the War
Organised by Stop the War
and supported by CND and others.