Weekly Westminster Peace Presence
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Parliament Square, Westminster
Westminster Peace Presence
The first 24hr Westminster Peace Presence will be commencing this Sunday 22nd May from 6 p.m until 6 p.m Monday.
The first weekly 24hr WPP will be on a piece of land at Parliament Square, Westminster (a piece not caged off by the infamous fence).
The purpose of the WPP is to actively promote peace and an demand an immediate end to the British governments policy of war. The government's wars continue to cause the deaths of innocent lives everyday in countries including Afghanistan and Libya.
Monday is a working day in the heart of the British government's offices. The WPP provides a great oppurtunity to peacefully alert government servants, citizens and everyone else to the harm that is being caused by the government and the urgent priority that policies of war must end now.
At the initial meeting of the WPP which took place on Parliament Square on Sunday 15th May, it was agreed that
- all participants of the WPP should aspire to behave peacefully.
- to adopt transparency and refrain from secretive behaviour.
Meet at the Trafalgar Square Anti-Cuts Occupation from 3 p.m onwards (usually in the middle of Trafalgar Square) on Sunday. There will be an open mic and discussions of the struggle for freedom in North African countries. At 6 p.m participants of the WPP will go to Parliament Square to setup the camp. If for whatever reason we are unable to camp on Parliament Square (E.G: if the fence is extended) then another location will be chosen nearby.
What to bring
Bring a tent and a sleeping bag (or other suitable equipment). Also please bring food to share.
If you can bring...
Banner making materials, matt paints, paintbrushes, pens, flags, fluffy bunnies. Fluffy bunnies should be accompanied at all times.
If you have any questions about any or all of this, please email: email@example.com
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