peace now | 17.05.2007 21:36 | Anti-militarism
Meanwhile, Rhythms of Resistance Manchester (samba band) turned up with loud fast rhythms and chants “NO WAR” “NO NUKES” “BAD BROWN” and “TROOPS OUT”. The sambistas marched up the stairs to meet Gordon Brown. There was pushing as the Police rushed to stop the sambistas, while “this is what democracy looks like” was played by the band. One of the Policemen shouted angrily to the sambistas “I am not going to chase you” (!)
The protest lasted two hours with no arrests, but one loud message: Gordon Brown’s “aspirations to lead our country” are not welcomed here. War criminals are not welcome!
No to war, No to arms dealers, No more War Criminals. No more warheads.
Stop the war machine.