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Stop the War Coalition to protest in Bristol tonight

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a protest in Bristol tonight against the Government's plans to bomb the so-called Islamic State in Syria. The Stop the War demonstration comes as MPs debate the issue at Westminster. The protest is being held from 1730 near Cascade Steps in the city centre.

Stop the War Coalition logo Credit: Stop the War Coalition

"As announced at our protest on Saturday, Bristol Stop the War are calling people back to the streets - this time in much greater numbers to make it clear where BRISTOL stands!!

Bring your placards - "Not In Our Name"/"Don't Bomb Syria"

We say NO to bombing! NO to further allied military escalation in Syria and the further chaos, destruction & loss innocent lives this will cost.

We demand that our government prioritises peaceful diplomatic & political negotiations to halt the Syrian civil war, puts pressure on the Turkish authorities to stop allowing its borders to be used for the supply of arms and fighters into Syria, and ends all funding and arms sales to regimes in the region who are supporting ISIL in any way.

Our movement will continue to mobilise on a mass scale as long as the government proceeds with its current military agenda for Syria and ignores the necessary steps above for allowing peace and a genuine chance of a self-determining future in the country."

– Bristol Stop the War Coalition

By lunchtime today nearly a thousand people had accepted the invite to attend on Bristol Stop the War Coalition's facebook site.

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