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Bangor, North Wales

Bangor, North Wales

Many of us on the day could not get to the big marches. Perhaps could not afford to get there, had to work, had family commitments, many reasons, but there were smaller protests everywhere. We were amongst several hundred in Bangor in North Wales on the day, seeing the passion, the anger. Firmly believing that this was democracy in action. Believing that if one or even two million were acknowledged to have taken to the streets these represented the views of other millions who weren’t on the streets but did oppose the war. We felt no government could ignore these numbers, ignore this outpouring of feeling. We were there with our young children. All ages were there. The disappointment at how the government behaved was huge and palpable. But we are still the many. We are still the ones carrying the message of sanity. I am older than many protestors, I was in Grosvenor Square outside the American Embassy protesting about the Vietnam War. We won that one. The many will win more.