Stirling bloc to attend largest demo against nuclear weapons “in a generation”

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Stirling Uni CND are organising a coach to take students to London and back for what anti-Trident activists hope will be “the biggest mobilisation against nuclear weapons in a generation”.

The Stop Trident Demo on 27 February is being timed to remind politicians of public opposition to Britain’s nuclear weapons system ahead of a Parliamentary vote on replacing it later this year.

The demonstration begins at the Marble Arch in London before a march to Trafalgar Square, where there will be a rally.

Speakers already confirmed for the rally include First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Plaid Cymru chief Leanne Wood and Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas.

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Nicola Sturgeon will be speaking at the CND rally      Credit: Jim Irvine/Press and Journal

Alasdair Ibbotson from Stirling University CND said:

Cuts are directly affecting Stirling students. Tuition fees for non-Scottish students are increasing, grants are being cut and vital services like our NHS are being gutted. Spending £100bn on unusable weapons is a criminal waste of money and totally wrong – join us to fight for education, not Trident.”

The coach will be leaving from Stirling University at 00:00 on the 27th, but will also stop off at Stirling train station at 00:10. The coach will then take everyone home on the night of the 27th.

Tickets cost £10 unwaged and £15 waged. Students and non-students are welcome.

If you would like to order a ticket, you can do so via Stirling Uni CND’s Facebook page or their official event page. Alternatively, you can contact Alasdair directly on 07856749264.

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