Anti-NATO march

IssueDecember 2009 - January 2010
News by Sarah Young

On 14 November, a small but perfectly formed march against NATO and for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan took place in Edinburgh. The demo was called by Stop the War Scotland.

In keeping with the tradition of most Edinburgh protests, only five men and their dog were present at the official start time of the march. However, after going to fetch myself a coffee, about 300 had appeared.

Numbers were diminished due to an anti-fascist counter-protest against the Scottish Defence League, held in Glasgow on the same day. We marched in good spirits on a route around the Castle, finishing up in Princes Street Gardens, where we heard David Ferrard sing.

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