|ARROW activist and banner in Parliament
Square, London, 4 April 2002.
PHOTO: Ippy, firstname.lastname@example.org London, Britain
No war against Iraq
On the eve of the British Prime Minister's
visit to Texas for a council of war with President Bush, three
members of the London-based anti- war group ARROW (Active Resistance
to the Roots of War) climbed lampposts and hung ten and 20-foot
anti-war banners opposite Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament.
They were supported by around a dozen other ARROW, d10 and other
Two women in the support group were arrested for allegedly obstructing
the highway during a "discussion" with the police regarding the
right to protest. The police were evidently caught unawares by
the action and responded by behaving aggresively towards the group
of supporters on the ground.
"The [British] Prime Minister is going to Texas to counsel delay.
He should instead be speaking up for the majority of people in
Britain, our European partners, and Iraq¹s neighbours, and saying
Britain will not participate in another US-led assault on the
people of Iraq," said Milan Rai, 37, a writer from Hastings, while
hanging 25 feet in the air. "I've been to Iraq on humanitarian
delegations, and I fear the humanitarian disaster that a major
war could cause for millions of ordinary families in Iraq."
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