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14/10/04
Forum for Debate Draws Thousands to London
- Anti-war march to top off meeting-filled weekend

A BIG anti-war march is planned as the parting shot of this weekend's European Social Forum, held in London for the first time.

Organisers expect tens of thousands of activists from across Europe to converge on London to discuss a wide variety of political topics, grouped loosely under the triple heading of war, racism and corporate power. The Forum will include meetings, music and films at venues across London.

London mayor Ken Livingstone has come under fire for providing public money for the event, but sees it as an important boost to the city's standing.

"As a major international city, London has a direct interest in all these issues," said Livingstone.

"I hope that the thousands of visitors to our city will return home after the weekend with a warm place in their hearts for London."

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