Saturday, March 03, 2007

Thousands march against the war

PEACE protesters from all over Britain assembled in London last Saturday for a massive march from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. And in Glasgow more thousands marched in the same cause.
Both were organised by the Stop the War coalition, CND and the British Muslim Initiative and supported by peace groups, trade unions, progressive political parties including the New Communist Party, community groups and thousands of individuals.
Estimates of the numbers involved in the London march range from 60,000 to 100,000, though the police estimate of 10,000 is regarded as a joke by all who were there. It was so big that one hour after the head of the march had reached Trafalgar Square; people were still leaving Hyde Park.
The march had very little coverage in the press and television in Britain but was well covered elsewhere, including on the Euro News channel.