Thousands in London call for troops home now

Morning Star Online, Sunday 25 October 2009
Lizzie Cocker in Trafalgar Square
UNITED: Trafalgar Square packed with protesters

A soldier facing two years in jail for refusing to return to Afghanistan defied the army on Saturday to lead thousands of anti-war marchers through the streets of London.

Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, along with former soldiers and military families, stood shoulder to shoulder with demonstrators who branded Gordon Brown and the US president – who plan to pour over 20,000 more troops into Afghanistan – terrorists.

Speaking from the platform later to anti-war activists packed into Trafalgar Square, L/Cpl Glenton said: “I’m here today to make a stand beside you because I believe great wrongs have been perpetrated in Afghanistan.”

As children, students, trade unionists, pensioners and dedicated peace campaigners from across the country braved the threatening weather to demand the return of troops, a poll was released showing that over half the British public supported them.

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One Response to “Thousands in London call for troops home now”

  1. sudhan Says:

    I solute Mr Joe Glenton, a brave British soldier, who no longer wants to participate in the killing of the Afghan people. A whole world of peace-loving people is with him.

    In saying saying this I am on the side of those countless millions of ordinary people around the world who oppose the mighty warmongers and their genocidal Af-Pak war.

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