In addition to the protests in New York and across the country, thousands took to the streets across Europe as well.
In London, some 4,000 demonstrators gathered peacefully outside the Defense Ministry dressed in black and carryingpieces of paper saying: “Stand shoulder to shoulder for peace and justice. No more violence.”
Several thousand marched in Berlin, shouting “No Third World War” and urging the U.S. not to answer attacks on itscities with more violence. Smaller protests were also held in Cologne, Bremen and Kassel.
Another thousand marched in the Belgian city of Liege, and several hundred marched through the center of Budapest.
And Police in Istanbul yesterday detained 16 people when demonstrators from the Labour Party gathered to make a pressstatement denouncing Washington’s threat of military action against Afghanistan.
- Carol Naughton, Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.