Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Proud to take to the streets

Well as news filters in, mediated to the point of being nonsense of course, about today's G20 protests in the City of London.

Personally, I am proud that I marched today, calling for urgent action on climate change to be adopted by the G20 leaders.

Reading all the warnings of riots in the media - and some of the inflammatory statements made by police - I knew I should go, as a pacifist and a democrat.

The leaders of the 20 largest nations meeting in London tomorrow must realise that the clear majority of people want a Green New Deal that puts tackling climate change and poverty ahead of bailing out the banks that got us in to this mess in the first place.

It's too important a message to be hijacked by extremists, in the ranks of the either the demonstrators or the police.

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