Posted by Compass Youth Group on 27 May 2008
Vigil at the Czech Embassy in London this Thursday - No to US Missile Defence
12 noon - 1.30pm, Thursday 29th May
Opposite the Czech Embassy, corner of Notting Hill Gate and Clanricarde Gardens, London W2
Join Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament this Thursday at a vigil in support of two leading Czech activists who have been on hunger strike in Prague since the 13th May.
Jan Tamas and Jan Bednar of the 'No to Bases' movement have begun their action only a few weeks before the Czech Government is expected to put the treaties accepting the Missile Defence radar to the vote in Parliament. Despite 70% of the Czech public opposing the system, the vote in the Chamber of Deputies will be very close - perhaps coming down to a single vote. Maximum pressure is needed to show that not just Czech, but European public opinion is against the system.
As well as joining us on the vigil, you can send a message of support directly to the hunger strikers and write to the Czech Ambassador using our model letter, see here.
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