LONDON Saturday Feb 27, 2016
Over 60,000 people from across the world marched from Marble Arch to rally in Trafalgar Square. for Britain’s biggest anti-nuclear weapons rally in a generation, Saturday 27 February 2016. The mood was buoyant and spirited despite the cold. Many waved placards with phrases including “Books Not Bombs”, “Cut War Not Welfare” and “NHS Not Trident”. A common theme among protesters was the cost of renewing Trident during a period of austerity.
The event also received significant international support with campaigners from Japan, the only country to have suffered an attack by an atomic bomb, urging Britain to work towards disarmament.
Gensuikyo, the Japan Council against A and H Bombs, joined similar organisations from France, Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand and the US in sending messages of support and solidarity to the CND.