Trident Ploughshares | 19.11.2009 11:05 | Anti-militarism
By trident ploughshares, submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 17/11/2009 - 13:04
Anti-War Activists Disrupt NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Edinburgh
Trident Ploughshares Press Release 17 November, 2009 - For immediate release
Just after eight thirty this morning, several members of Trident Ploughshares blocked the entrance of the Edinburgh International Conference Center for quarter of an hour as Parliamentarians from NATO countries met for the final session of the assembly. Foreign Secretary David Milliband and the Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen were due to speak following a minute’s silence. The protesters wore shirts emblazoned with the images of wounded and traumatized Afghan children, graphically demonstrating the fact that NATO’s war in Afghanistan is killing innocent civilians and traumatizing children in violation of international law. They recited the names of Afghan civilians who have died since the war began. Several protesters were blocking the entrance to the Conference Centre so that Parliamentarians could see them on their way into the session or from the escalators inside the building. Police arrested six of them.