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26/09/02
Mayor to Join Stop the War March
- 100,000 expected at protest against Iraq attack

KEN LIVINGSTONE will be one the key speakers at Saturday's Don't Attack Iraq march in central London.

The London Mayor, recently criticised in the media for his support of striking Tube workers, appears to have returned to his left-wing roots after spending much of his time in office trying to win the support of City of London bigwigs.

As many as 100,000 people are expected to converge on Hyde Park at 1.00 to protest against the looming US and UK war on Iraq, including Blur singer Damon Albarn, playwright Harold Pinter and Body Shop founder Anita Roddick.

"No demonstration in recent memory has drawn such a wide and diverse array of endorsements," said a spokesperson for the Stop the War Coalition, the main organisers of the march.

Although that comment may be an exaggeration, given that many of Saturday's protesters will be the usual left-wing suspects, it is true the march has drawn wide support from Britain's Muslim community.




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