Lobby of Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn MP: Stop Bombing Syria
One of four anti-war protests in one week included a successful lobby of Hilary 'Bomber' Benn, which received national attention and coverage.
Hilary Benn taking questions from protesters now. pic.twitter.com/R8Z2zedZL5— Alasdair Gill (@alasdairgill) December 5, 2015
On Saturday 5 December, about fifty or so people – including many local constituents – came together for the LCAW lobby of Hilary ‘Bomber’ Benn at his Beeston surgery at The Vale, Tunstall Road and hold him to democratic account.
This was a peaceful protest and got widespread coverage in the local and national media. There are photos here and on the @LCAW1 twitter account page. See also the reports in South Leeds Life, Yorkshire Post, and the BBC.
Benn: I know there are a lot of people who don't support the stance I took. Well thanks for that pic.twitter.com/Mmtj6mJ2pa— Sadie Robinson (@sadier01) December 5, 2015
Afterward, a protest organised largely over Facebook but supported by LCAW mobilised saw about 300 or so people gather outside Leeds City Art Gallery on Headrow, and then march around Briggate – braving the wind – a fine culmination of a week of anti-war protest and testament to the anger and energy that is out there against the warmongers. See photos here
Leeds Coalition Against the War are holding an organising meeting for all those who want to help build the anti-war movement in Leeds on Monday 7 December at 7pm Pullman Room, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS1 4AE. We will discuss what we can and should be doing over the next few weeks and months. Please come along and be part of the discussion.
At the meeting we will discuss what we can do in Leeds to support the national Stop the War demonstration in London on Saturday 12 December.
Source: Leeds Coalition Against the War