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Protesters descend on British city ahead of Nato summit

Published on Aug 31, 2014 12:00 AM
 
Demonstrators wearing masks join an anti-war protest march in Newport, South Wales on August 30, 2014 ahead of the upcoming Nato summit. Wales will host a gathering of international leaders as Britain hosts the Nato summit on September 4 and 5. -- PHOTO: AFP 

NEWPORT, United Kingdom (AFP) - Around a thousand pacifist and anti-nuclear demonstrators marched through Newport on Saturday ahead of the Nato summit in the British city next week.

Various left-wing organisations took part in the protest, including the Stop The War Coalition group and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

Among the reasons protesters said they were demonstrating were Nato expansion, the Gaza conflict, nuclear weapons, "imperialist wars", Ukraine, arms sales to Israel and capitalism.

Protesters carried placards and dozens of Palestinian flags.

 
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