it went really well!!!!
we started at about 3,15 and ended by 4,45 ... we had about 3000 names,
which were read out through a megaphone by sara, zahra and others... about
500 leaflets distributed... a big balck banner saying "we are dying for
peace" ... two small info posters... 4-5 people "dead" on the ground with
fake blood on their faces and choke around them... a good number of people
from other groups showed up and distributed some more leaflets and small
white "poppies for peace"
many people stopped. we were just in front of hsbc- a very crowded area!
i think the atmosphere we managed to create was really poweful and made a
lot of people think about the issue of iraq- the occupation still going
on, the deaths, the injustice of the whole thing... i personally felt
quite moved by this un-interrupted list of dead people which went on for
almost 2 hours. the list of names had the age and the cause of death of
each person and this made everything so much more vivid. names are so
profound and beautiful a thing that sometimes it can leave you speechless