- Category: War and Imperialism
- Published on Thursday, 29 August 2013
- Written by IS Network
Assemble Saturday 31 August, 12 noon, Temple Place, London (nearest tube Temple). March via Parliament, Downing Street. Rally at Trafalgar Square.
Stop the War writes: "David Cameron's plans for an immediate attack on Syria have been delayed. This is a significant set back for those who are pushing for war. The fact that Ed Miliband decided to argue to wait for the UN's report before attacking is no doubt a response to massive public opposition to any strike on Syria. That opposition is greater than when Tony Blair took us to war in 2003. Even government ministers are now referring to 'the legacy of Iraq'.
"Cameron plans to go for an attack next week after a second vote. This means we have a few days to create enough pressure to stop a catastrophic attack. With turmoil behind the scenes in Whitehall, and 78% of the population against the war we have a chance to block Cameron's plans.
"This Saturday's demonstration is the crucial rallying point. A large demonstration will send a warning to the government and in the circumstances gain vital media coverage. The demo is taking place in the very midst of the political debate about the war. We urge everyone to do their utmost to attend one of the most crucial marches in years."
See more protests around Britain at Stop the War's website.