Muslim alliance in UK peace marches

Anti-war marchers took to the streets in London and Glasgow Feb. 24 to demand the return of all troops from Iraq, and an end to plans to replace the UK’s Trident nuclear missile system. Organizers from the Stop the War coalition said 60,000 people turned out in London’s Trafalgar Square. In Glasgow, around 2,000 gathered in George Square. The protests, jointly organized with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the British Muslim Initiative, also opposed any military action against Iran. Marchers carried “Don’t attack Iran” banners and posters calling US President George Bush a “terrorist.” (BBC, Feb. 24)

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