[Reader-list] London Anti-war demo

Ravi Sundaram ravis at sarai.net
Sun Oct 14 16:00:19 IST 2001

20,000 in London march for peace

Nick Paton Walsh
Sunday October 14, 2001

The Obeserver

Tweny thousand demonstrators brought central London to a near standstill 
yesterday as they marched from Hyde Park Corner to Trafalgar Square in 
protest at the bombing of Afghanistan. Hundreds of demonstrators scrambled 
on to Nelson's Column, chanting: 'We want peace'.
A thousand police officers controlled the demonstration. 'Clearly there is 
a very large section of the public who feel disgusted by the war,' said 
Nigel Chamberlain, a CND spokesman. The anti-globalisation campaign group 
Globalised Resistance and British Muslims were strongly present in the crowd.

David Shayler, the former MI5 officer, who joined the protest, said: 'I 
don't know of any intelligence officer, former or serving, who thinks you 
can beat terrorism with terror. I also want to know who's paying for this 
war. This country's already bankrupt from foot and mouth disease.'

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