Monday, 21 September 2009

14 November: protest at NATO meeting in Edinburgh

I've mentioned this previously, but now it is offically confirmed: Stop the War Scotland is coordinating a demonstration in Edinburgh, assembling at midday on Saturday 14th November to co-incide with NATO defence ministers meeting in the city. Protestors will call for troops out of Afghanistan and the scrapping of Trident (which forms part of the NATO nuclear arsenal). The demo is already backed by the Scottish Afghan Society, Scottish CND, British CND and UK Stop the War.

Thanks to the organisers for forwarding these details:

Assemble 11am East Market Street, marching to the NATO conference at the EICC and then ending with a short rally in Princes Street Gardens.

East Market Street is just behind Waverley Station - buses will be able to park in Kings Stables Road next to the Gardens or it's a short walk back to Waverley station or the bus station.

If you can help with organisation, the next 3 meetings of the organising group are: Wednesday 7thth October, Thursday 15th October, Wednesday 21st October. These are all at 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh.

The next meeting of the umbrella group that is organising for the NATO demo, an alternative summit and the G20 finance meeting in St Andrews on the previous weekend (7-8 November) is 7.30-9pm at the STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow on Thursday 24th September.

If you would like artwork or hard copy of publicity materials you can email They also have model letters to ask for support from unions and other organisations.

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