Northern NSW protests

April 2, 2003

MATT EGAN reports that in northern NSW over 1000 students and supporters protested against the war in Iraq. In Lismore, around 700 people took part in the "Books Not Bombs'" student strike march and rally. A spirited group of about 30 students from Kyogle High lead the march chanting "we are students, hear our roar, we don't want your racist war!"

Many speakers and performers addressed rally participants, calling on the government to bring the troops home. Over 300 mainly high school students rallied and marched in Mullumbimby. Protest organiser Surya McEwen of Mullumbimby High said "It is finally time for local youth to be heard as the decisions our leaders make today are creating the world we live in tomorrow."

From Green Left Weekly, April 2, 2003.
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