19 August 2004: for immediate use

Friday 20th August 5 -7pm Downing Street
Nearest Tube: Westminster

Protesters will gather at Downing Street on Friday 20th August from 5-7pm to protest at the killing taking place in Iraq. They will be calling for an end to the violence and demanding that the government pulls the troops out immediately.

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament repeated its call for the troops involved in the illegal war and occupation to leave Iraq and for Iraqis to be handed full control over their resources, their security and all aspects of national sovereignty.

Kate Hudson, Chair of CND said,
“I was horrified by the massacre which took place in Faluja which we are now seeing repeated in Najaf. The violence and the killing will not end until there is true sovereignty for the Iraqi people and a government based on the democratic choice of the Iraqi people. There cannot be real peace and security for the Iraqi people until the aggressor forces leave Iraq. The Iraqis must have full control over their resources, their security and all aspects of their national sovereignty.”

The demonstration has been organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, The Stop the War Coalition and the Muslim Association of Britain.


Notes to Editor:
For further information and interviews please contact Ruth Tanner CND’s Press & Communications Officer on 0207 7002350 or 07968 420859