Demonstrations against the war
This Saturday saw massive demonstrations against the war world wide.
Something like 45 countries had significant protests against the ongoing
occupation in Iraq.
London saw between 50 and 75 thousand march and significantly Madrid
saw something like 100,000, with a further 200,000 marching in
Rome probably saw the largest European demonstration with an
estimated 300,000 on the streets. Australia probably saw around 100,000
take part in different cities, which is extremely impressive.
Many people will take heart from the very sizable demonstrations that
took place in the US. 100,000 in New York, 50,000 in San Fransisco and
all in all around 250 US cities saw anti-war protests.
Other marches around the world included 30,000 in Tokyo, 6,000 in
Belgium and 2,000 in Finland.
There is clearly a great anger around the world at the never ending
war drive, fuelled by the erosion of civil liberties, state terrorist
actions and the dreadful repercussions of the war on terrorism that has
made the world such an unstable and dangerous place.
Ken Loach in the Independent
George Galloway in the Guardian
Stop the war coalition