Hundreds of people gathered in Glasgow City Centre yesterday to show their commitment to peace keeping efforts in the
“No#1 Terrorist!” Many posters depicted images of the American president.
As the crowd began to move away from the meeting point, I quickly grabbed a poster and joined them.
“What do we want?” Shouted a woman who was leading the march,
“Get the troops out!” The crowd chorused back.
“When do we want it?” The leader took her turn.
“Now!” Yelled the protesters.
Moving forward with energy and spirit, the enthusiastic mass continued to chant,
“Troops out the
“No justice! No peace!”
“George Bush! Terrorist!”
The protesters marched from
Then the speeches took place on the stage at Glasgow Green. Several speakers waited patiently to deliver their speech on that cold afternoon. I couldn’t remember their names or which organisations they represented because numerous organisations were involved and moreover, I am not familiar with
As the day was getting colder, the crowd began to disperse but I waited around a little longer because a ska band named Esperanza were scheduled to perform. The band played well to a diminishing crowd who danced enthusiastically in front of the stage as I took pictures.
The thing is, the demonstration went smoothly without anyone being beaten or arrested. No one was sprayed with the water canon. No injuries.
It takes my mind flying back to