As the Scottish Peace Network prepares to demonstrate opposition to all wars tomorrow in Glasgow the Gareloch Horties, a women’s peace group affililated to Trident Ploughshares, a member of the Scottish Peace Network, stood in silent vigil by the centotaph in George Square for a hour this morning as the Commonwealth Games Cycle Road Race made its way through the city.
Rebecca Woodsford, a member of the group, said “it feels very important on the eve of the centenary of the First World War to remember the devastation that war is still bringing to so many people around the world”.
Supporters of the Scottish Peace Network will gather at the Donald Dewar Statue at the Pedestrian Precinct, Buchanan St, Glasgow from 9:30am – 12:30pm on the 4th August to calling for an end to
all wars as the government holds its first Commemoration of the First World War.
Peace Network activists will distribute hold banners and placards and vigil peacefully outside the Cathedral and outside the Royal Infirmary from 10am – 11am and on at the fringes of George Square from 11:30am – 12:30pm as the UK official Commemorations of the onset of the war take place in those locations.
Scottish Peace Network member groups that will take part in the demonstration include
Clydeside General Membership Branch, Industrial Workers of the World, Edinburgh Campaign Against the Arms Trade, Edinburgh Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre, Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition, Gareloch Horticulturalists, Glasgow Catholic Worker, Renfrew CND, Highlands Against Nuclear Transport, Iona Community, Justice and Peace Scotland, St Mary’s Cathedral Justice and Peace Group, Trident Ploughshares, Scottish CND, Stirling CND, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Scottish Womens International League for Peace and Freedom (SWILF), Alternative World War One Commemoration Committee, Scottish Christians Against Nuclear Arms (SCANA), United Nations Association Edinburgh (UNA), Spirit of Revolt, Glasgow Quakers, Women in Black (Edinburgh), Faslane Peace Camp, Anabaptist Network, and Glasgow Quakers.