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Antiwar Protests Continue Across the Globe

HeadlineOct 22, 2001

An outlawed guerrilla group in India protesting the U.S. strikes against Afghanistan attacked a Coca-Cola plant in southern India yesterday, blasting dynamite and causing significant damage to the facility. In Spain, more than 15,000 protesters marched to the center of Madrid. Some 3,000 Muslims gathered in the central Indonesian city of Solo. In Thailand, more than 20,000 gathered in mosques to pray for Afghanistan. In London, hundreds of peace marchers, dressed in black and seemingly impervious to a torrential rain, staged a somber sit-in protest just yards from British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s official residence. In Ghent, Belgium, on Friday, 12,000 people marched against the U.S. War in Afghanistan and global capitalism near a European Union summit. And in Greece, about 600 protesters placed large cement blocks across the road leading to the Souda Bay naval base on the island of Crete. The base is being used to supply U.S. forces near Afghanistan.

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