Newcastle march and rally, 19 December 2015: Stop Bombing Syria
An impressive march and rally on the last Saturday before the holiday, shows increasing opposition to the British government's bombing and interference in Syria.
On Saturday December 19, a march and rally took place in Newcastle to demand that the government stop bombing Syria and that Britain should end its intervention in the affairs of Syria as well as other countries in the Middles East and the world.
Around 100 people started the march from the Centre for Life and made their way through Newcastle to a larger rally at the Monument.
The rally was addressed by Chandni Chopra, Friends of Al Aqsa - Peace for Palestine, Nick Megoran, Martin Luther King Peace Committee, Shumel Rahman, Newcastle Unites, Theresa Easton, North East Peoples Assembly, Andrew Grey, Green Party, Laura Pidcock, Northumberland Labour councillor, Daniel Kebede, Stand up to Racism, Clare Williams, Unison Northern Northern Region Convener, Roger Nettleship, Newcastle Stop the War Coalition (PDF text of speech).
The speeches were enthusiastically received and the rally was concluded with the songs of singer-song writer Ron Brown who was also enthusiastically applauded. The rally was chaired by Tony Dowling and Chandni Chopra.
This was an impressive march and rally on the last Saturday before the holiday and shows the increasing opposition to the British government's bombing and interference in Syria.
Source: Newcastle Stop the War Coalition