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[OPIRG-EVENTS] International Day of Protest, Ottawa Sat Feb 15
For Ottawa area folks:
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST THE WAR ON IRAQ
Saturday, February 15, 2003:
Meet at 1:30 at the parking lot at Maisonneuve and St. Laurent in Hull, 5
minutes walk from Alexandria Bridge.
"The march will pass winterlude at Jacques Cartier park, go on Alexandria
Bridge to continue on Murray street, turn on Dalhousie then to Clarence St
up to the US Embassy.
We will go around the Embassy pass Wellington then go on Sussex to stop
between Major's Hill park and the US Embassy for 2:15-2:30pm.
Everyone welcome. Bring your noise makers, puppets, etc. Let's make this
the biggest march yet!"
US http://unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=725; and
Canada - demonstrations are already planned in Halifax, Quebec City,
Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver (list grows by the
minute) - get details at CANESI [Canadian Network to End Sanctions On Iraq]
website - http://www.canesi.org/Engl/xDemo15Feb.html
Montreal - www.fiiq.qc.ca/echecalaguerre.htm
Quebec City - get information by calling (418) 521-4000 or e-mailing
Halifax - . http://hfxpeace.chebucto.org/mainpage.htm
Also from the nowar-paix site: EMERGENCY PLANS in case of an Invasion of
Iraq: on the day that the bombs begin falling, please meet at 5:30 pm at
the eternal flame on Parliament Hill for a rally. People may be proceeding
from there to the U.S. embassy. On the first Saturday following the start
of the bombing, there will also be an anti-war rally beginning at 12:00 at
the eternal flame on Parliament Hill.
See also http://ontario.activist.ca/whatsnew.php.
About Feb 15 protests:
"The first truly coordinated mobilisation against the war on Iraq at the
international level will take place Saturday 15 February. Actually, it
could very well turn out to be the most important day of protest in World
Initial estimates are that over 50 million people will participate in peace
rallies on February 15th - this is entirely without historical precedent.
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