Dead Men Left

Friday, May 27, 2005

Stop the War Coalition no longer banned in Edinburgh

The Stop the War Coalition is very pleased to announce that the 'Fight Poverty Not War' rally in Edinburgh on July 2nd will be going ahead.

In the last 24 hours the police had raised objections to the event. All these objections have now been dropped and Edinburgh City Council have given permission for the rally to go ahead.

This means that July 2nd will be a day of protest against the poverty and war promoted by the G8's policies. This is a important victory for the right to protest. It underlines the strength of feeling in Scotland and across Britain against our government's support for Bush's war on terror.

The rally will be taking place on the Meadows adjacent to the Make Poverty History rally at the end of the day's demonstration. Speakers expected include George Galloway, Jeremy Corbyn, Tommy Sheridan, Lindsey German, Kate Hudson, Walden Bello from the Phillipines and Trevor Ngwane from South Africa.

Stop the War Convenor Lindsey German said: "This is an important day for the movement. Now July 2nd will bring together protestors against globalisation and war in a massive display of opposition to the agenda of the G8. It was never a practical proposition to have the G8 in Britain without large anti war protests. I am very glad good sense has prevailed. We hope that this experience bodes well for the continunig discussion about the march at Gleneagles at the start of the G8 on July."