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The weekly protests in Moscow city centre against Bush’s war are now gaining momentum. Socialisticheskoe Soprotivleniye (the Russian section of the CWI) once again headed the anti-war protests in Moscow on Saturday 5 April.
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This week a number of passers by and a group of school students joined in the protest. Amazingly TV cameras that had come in response to a promise by the protesters to organise "an event" outside McDonalds surrounded the square. After anti-war speeches were made over a hundred youth, all armed with paper aeroplanes, organised a ’bombing raid’ on the restaurant. That evening all of the main news programmes covered the protest, as did several papers. The next protest is planned for the 19 April - a march along the "Axis of evil" - from the British to the US Embassy.
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