Sunday 6th March is an International Day of Solidarity with Ukraine – called originally by CODEPINK, CND and the Stop the War Coalition.
This event is coordinated by Edinburgh peace and anti-war groups. We plan to form a human chain along both sides of Princes street We will be there in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and with Russian anti-war protestors and we will be calling for a stop to war and for Russian Troops to withdraw.
We will meet at 3pm at the corner of Castle Street and Princes Street. When you arrive, please come to the assembly place and we can advise how best to distribute yourselves.
It will take a little while to set the chain up – we expect it to be formed by 3.30 and we plan to maintain it until 4pm. The formal protest will end at 4pm but if you have time, please return to the corner of Princes Street and Castle Street where you can meet up with others, and the groups that have organised the event, and discuss next steps.
Do take photographs and share widely on social media.
Please bring, and wear masks – observe social distancing and don’t come if you are not well.
Edinburgh Stop the War stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and the growing anti-war movement in Russia. Russian troops must withdraw.
We demand that the British Government opens the border and allows safe passage to refugees.
We are opposed to the NATO military alliance with its first strike nuclear policy. We want Britain out of Nato. A secure future for Ukraine and for us all is not possible in a militarised Europe.
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