ON 15 March there was a new wave of anti-war action in New Zealand, mainly in South Island. In Christchurch, about 3,000 took part in a march against the war.
Day X. New Zealand.
Thousands march in New Zealand
Dunedin’s anti-war coalition arranged its third march since January. This one gathered around 1,500 people, a good turnout as the protest was only decided on last Sunday. The demand for New Zealand’s government to withdraw all its military personnel from the Gulf was once again put forward.
A new feature is the activity among high school students, where we’re now mobilising for a protest outside McDonald’s, followed by participation in the all-night vigil on Day X. Students are keen to set up Youth Against War groups in two schools.