War Criminal George W. Bush not Welcome in the U.K.
GEORGE BUSH UK VISIT ON SUNDAY 15 JUNE 2008
George Bush visits the UK this Sunday 15 June, and not January, as stated at one point in our last newsletter. The George Bush Not Welcome Here demonstration assembles in Parliament Square at 5.00pm
ANTI-GEORGE BUSH POLICE BAN TO BE DEFIED
The police have banned our march from Parliament Square to Downing Street, where Gordon Brown will be entertaining George Bush. It seems that when George W Bush visits this country traditional rights of assembly and movement are removed from the people. This would be unacceptable for the visit of any foreign leader, but for this one – a war criminal – it is doubly unacceptable and we will defy the ban. We are calling on all those who care for our democratic rights to come to Parliament Square at 5.00 pm on Sunday 15 June.
Some of those who signed statements accusing Bush of war crimes will be leading this protest. Here are the comments of human rights activist Bianca Jagger and actor Roger Lloyd Pack:
“It is outrageous that George W Bush – a war criminal who has caused so much damage to our world – is to be protected from those who dare raise their voices against his crimes.
The ‘Green Zone’ that will be set up around 10 Downing Street next Sunday, preventing the people of Britain from exercising their legitimate democratic right to assmble and march, must be opposed” - BIANCA JAGGER
“I feel affronted that George Bush is coming over here, and even more affronted that I’m not allowed to march in protest. This is a new thing isn’t it, this banning of peaceful marches? What’s going on? I thought we were supposed to be living in a free country. Isn’t that why they said we went to war with Iraq?” – ROGER LLOYD PACK
We are challenging this ban with the Home Office and Metropolitan Police. Please send messages of complaint to the Home Secretary:
* Telephone: 020 7035 0198
* Fax: 020 7035 0900
* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Complain to the Metropolitan Police:
* Telephone: 020 7230 1212.
GEORGE BUSH NOT WELCOME HERE
DEMONSTRATE SUNDAY 15 JUNE, 5.00PM
PARLIAMENT SQUARE, LONDON
Called by Stop the War Coalition, Campaign for Nuclear
Disarmament and British Muslim Initiative