Military Families Petition Gordon Brown to Bring the Troops Home.

On Monday 21 December at 5pm military families, who have either lost loved ones or have relatives serving in Afghanistan, will deliver a petition to Gordon Brown in Downing Street, calling for all British troops to be withdrawn. They will be joined by former soldiers.

The military families and former soldiers will hold a press conference an hour prior to delivering the petition, at 4pm in the Silver Cross, Whitehall, SW1 2BX.

Graham Knight, whose son was killed in Afghanistan, said, “We will hold a vigil at Downing Street for those who have been killed. We have suffered terrible personal loss in this war and we don’t want any more families to go through the same pain.”

Joan Humphries, whose grandson was killed in August 2009, said, “Everyone knows now this is a pointless war, deeply unpopular in Britain and Afghanistan. Young lives are being sacrificed so that politicians can save face.”

Lindsey German, Convenor of Stop the War Coalition said, “Tens of thousands of people from across Britain have signed this petition, and 71% of the population oppose the war. 100 British soldiers have been killed this year in a senseless and unwinnable war. Gordon Brown should listen to the families of those who have lost loved ones in the war and bring the troops home.”

For further information, contact:  

Andrew Burgin 07939 242 229
Lindsey German 07810 540 584 —

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