Saturday, March 19, 2005


Stockholm anti-war demonstration

DN has it slightly more than thousand people gathered in Stockholm today. I'd have estimated the crowd a bit more. The local branch of the Committee for a Workers' International had a very visible presence. Speakers included British MP Alice Mahon and a guy from the eurocommunist Vänsterpartiet - very good speaker, he was, actually. Nice music (ska band, quite good but trumpettist a bit undisciplined). Slogans ranged from quite reasonable to stomachable. Crowd generally young, significant number of punkrockers. Bitter, bitter cold which made standing through the speeches waiting to finally get to march quite taxing.

The number Harry's Place mentions - 300 - is merely indicative for the grain of salt one needs to take anything emanating from that blog with.

- Merlijn de Smit

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