The protest follows an overwhelming vote of the London School of Economics Student Union this morning to support the protests taking place throughout the week and to hold a ‘teach-in’ on war and the social and environmental costs of Bush.
Tomorrow students will take part in a day of action around London, including a roaming Street Party meeting at Malet Street at 12:00 and a Resist Bush ‘Tea Party’ outside Buckingham Palace at 15:00. Student insiders suggest that the weeks events are building a huge momentum for the huge Stop the War March on Thursday. Some are suggesting that across London thousands of students will walk out of lectures to attend what is expected to be the biggest weekday protest ever held in Britain.
Sophie Hug, People and Planet London representative and LSE student said:
“The response from students across London has been extraordinary. Already LSE and UCL are holding teach-ins and the planned protests on Wednesday and Thursday are building beyond anything we imagined. I think students are really relishing the chance to tell George W Bush what they really think of him.”
- For more information contact Joel Kenrick 07901692296. Interviews with Sophie Hug and LSE People and Planet Chair Ben Castle are also available.
- People & Planet (formally Third World First) is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to alleviate world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865245678. People and Planet student groups from around the county will be sending students to take part in the events on Wednesday.