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Peace lobby call for Afghanistan withdrawal

PUBLISHED: 16:45 28 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:50 16 August 2010

PEACE campaigners including ex-servicemen and women are due to march to a town centre cenotaph to remember all victims of war. They are due to gather outside the Bromley War Memorial in Bromley High Street, by Primark, and walk towards the nearby war mem

PEACE campaigners including ex-servicemen and women are due to march to a town centre cenotaph to remember all victims of war.

They are due to gather outside the Bromley War Memorial in Bromley High Street, by Primark, and walk towards the nearby war memorial next Sunday at 10.30am.

Secretary of Bromley and Beckenham CND, Ann Garrett, said: "Modern weapons are particularly lethal not only to civilian communities and their vital facilities but also to their environments.

"The war in Afghanistan has no end, indeed it is spreading into Pakistan which is a nuclear state not accountable under the non-proliferation treaty.

"India - another nuclear state - has increased its military spending by more than a third to £20 billion in 2009 and NATO is determined to expand to include former Soviet republics.

"There is a credible danger that the whole region will erupt in senseless and endless conflicts. Therefore peace campaigners feel the sooner British troops are pulled out of Afghanistan the better.

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