Second Gaza vigil in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 10:08 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:17 17 June 2010

A SECOND vigil took place in Sidmouth last Thursday, January 15, against the fighting in Gaza.

A SECOND vigil took place in Sidmouth last Thursday, January 15, against the fighting in Gaza.

Robert Crick of Eastern Town, Robert Redlington of Manstone, Sharon Howe and Mark Gold, both from Fortescue area, were among residents outside the empty High Street Woolworths store.

"Thursday's vigil had plenty of support and another £10 has gone to Medical Aid for Palestine," said a spokesman for Sidmouth Campaign Against War. "There was a lot of positive response."

He said vandals had defaced Michael Rosen's poem for Gaza and torn posters put up at last week's candlelit vigil.

On Saturday, some involved in the Sidmouth vigil joined the largest protest march through Exeter since the Iraq war demonstrations in 2003.

"There were 1,000 participants, including many from Sidmouth, which shows the strength of feeling, despite short notice, and £1,000 was raised," he added.


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