After discussions late this afternoon The Metropolitan Police and the Stop the War Coalition have agreed the march route for Thursday that allows the march over Westminster Bridge, past Parliament and along Whitehall to Trafalgar Square, as expected after speculation in the press over the weekend (see also corporate media coverage).
Meanwhile last minute preparations are underway for the multitude of demonstrations and actions planned against Bush. Not just restricted to anti-war issues, the protests also deal with issues from GM to Climate Change to Globalisation (see reasons to protest). Wednesday 19th has been called as a day for civil disobedience and direct action. In London, amidst the massive security operation, wednesday will see people taking to the streets with events and actions running throughout the day including an alternative state procession, a critical mass, a street party, school walkouts, the Resist Bush Tea Party mass direct action and many more smaller actions (see London Listing + ResistBush.org). On Tuesday, the day Bush arrives, the Burning Planet climate protest will march via the ExxonMobil ("Esso") offices in Aldwych, through central London to the US Embassy.
Protest and Orange Overalls action @ Blairs visit to the CBI in B'ham
Police Film People Returning from European Social Forum
Campaign To Section Bush
Campaigner Lindis Percy in 2hr Protest on top of the Gates of Buckingham Palace
Police intimidates samba band member in London
Parliament / Whitehall March Route Given Permission
100,000 Anti Bush Petition Handed into Downing Street
Updated Bush Visit Schedule
Police numbers for London Trebled to 14,000