Today Merseyside CND members joined thousands to protest in London with a huge scarf to call on the Government to “wrap up” the Trident nuclear missiles programme.
The pink-coloured scarf, knitted by people across the world, was wrapped around the Ministry of Defence building in central London as part of the demonstration.Tags: Demonstrations, london, national cnd, scrap trident, stop trident
12pm – 3pm
Saturday 24th January 2015
Ministry of Defence, Horseguards Ave, London
Nearest tube: Charing Cross/Embankment/Westminster
After the 2015 general election, MPs will vote to make a final decision on replacing the Trident – the UK’s Cold War nuclear weapons system.
We have to send a clear message to MPs: Trident must be scrapped, not replaced.
On Saturday 24th January we will be encircling government and parliament buildings with a peace scarf knitted by thousands of people.
Join us for a mass protest against government plans to spend £100 billion replacing Trident!
Let’s meet people’s real needs. Cut Trident – not jobs, health or education.
12 noon Gather outside the Ministry of Defence, Horseguards Avenue, Westminster
1pm Encircle the Ministry of Defence and MPs’ Offices, before marching together from Whitehall to Parliament Square
2pm Rally at Old Palace Yard, outside Parliament
RALLY SPEAKERS initial speakers confirmed are:
Jeremy Corbyn MP, Julie Ward MEP, Shahrar Ali (Deputy Leader, Green Party), Kate Hudson (CND), Bruce Kent (CND), Lindsey German (Stop the War), Heather Wakefield (UNISON), Khalil Charles (Muslim Association of Britain), Ben Griffin (Veterans for Peace) and spoken word artist Potent Whisper.
January 7th, 2015MCND News
Merseyside C.N.D.’s 2015 A.G.M. will be held at 3pm 14th January, in Conference Room 4, L.C.V.S., 151 Dale St., Liverpool.
Before the meeting, at 2pm, there will be a screening of War Game which follows the story of Will, Lacey and Freddie – three young Suffolk lads who leave their idyllic country lives to fight in the trenches of World War I and find themselves taking part in a historical football match.
The official trailer for the film can be viewed below.