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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Hundreds of thousands march for peace
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 Pax Christi, the International Catholic Movement for Peace will join other religious and secular groups at a National Rally against war with Iraq on Saturday. The march to London's Hyde Park is expected to be the biggest demonstration for peace in the history of the UK. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join together with citizens of 55 other cities across the world, to protest against the possibility of war on Iraq. Final details of the route are expected to be released later today at a press conference organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, The Muslim Association of Britain and the Coalition to Stop the War. Due to the numbers expected, organisers have already pinpointed two starting points for the noon march. Protesters are being asked to leave from Embankment and Gower Street before joining together at Piccadilly Circus and proceeding on to Hyde Park. Announcing plans for members of Bristol's Clifton Cathedral Parish to join Pax Christi at the weekend rally, Assistant Priest Fr Daniel Campbell said: "We are attending this rally as people who live and worship in the multi-cultural city of Bristol. "We are not reactionaries but ordinary people who have a voice and a belief in Peace which says no to war." Protesters are also being encouraged to attend a mass sit-down in Green Park at around 5pm on Saturday, after the Hyde Park rally.
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