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London, England

London, England

After many smaller protests in Suffolk and Norfolk, where we have more U.S. bases than anywhere else, my friend Annie and I travelled to London with others from our area. Old, young, couples, families…all with one thing to say. NOT IN OUR NAME. Arriving in London we were consumed by the masses of people. It took hours to get from the Embankment. There were so many people that we actually stopped for tea and watched hundreds of people walk past, a solid mass of humanity. Age, fame, religion, colour were irrelevant. We walked as one. For me that day was the beginning of a mission to work for peace. I was lucky enough to spend the years that followed corresponding with Tony Benn about how we might change the future. Those of us that marched that day can hold our heads high. Blair, who should hang his head in shame, and Bush will answer to a higher power. They chose to ignore us. Their legacy is clear for all to see. We were many then. We are many still.