TheQfactor
Sunday, February 16
 
Marching facts and figures Dorota Nosowicz,The Observer, February 16, 2003

Yesterday's LONDON march drew more than a million people, compared with the 1968 Grosvenor Square demonstration against the Vietnam War, above, attended by 50,000-plus.
· More than 4,500 police were on duty yesterday.

· Eleven political parties, including Greenpeace, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the SNP, supported the march.

· Brian Haw, a carpenter from Redditch, Worcs, has been camping outside the Commons since June 2001, in a one-man peace protest. Only five MPs have crossed the road to see him.

· More than 1,000 coaches, twice the number laid on for last October's Countryside March, brought protesters yesterday.

· Famous people who marched: Jesse Jackson, Bianca Jagger, Harold Pinter, Mo Mowlam, Kate Moss.
Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

Powered by Blogger

Anti-War Web Ring
[<<<] [ list ] [???] [ join ] [>>>]