March on Parliament
Many thanks to all who participated in the march and rally this year.
Saturday 12 March 2016
assemble Hyde Park Corner London W1 – just inside Hyde Park by the Hyde Park exit from Hyde Park Corner tube.
12:00 for start at 12:30
Departing 12.30pm from Hyde Park Corner going up Piccadilly past the Japanese Embassy to Piccadilly Circus, right down Regent Street South past the offices of Lockheed-Martin, who part-own the UK’s nuclear-weapons factory at Aldermaston; then to Old Palace Yard, opposite the House of Lords via Charles II Street, Haymarket, Cockspur Street, Whitehall and Parliament Square.
In front of Statue of George, Old Palace Yard opposite Parliament
2:00pm – approx 4:00pm.
- One-minute’s silence in remembrance of the victims of the continuing Fukushima disaster plus all victims of nuclear power generation
followed by speeches (click on underlined names for more information):
Compère: Shigeo Kobayashi
Kate Hudson (CND General Secretary)
Bruce Kent (CND Vice-President)
Neil Crumpton, environmental campaigner, specialising in energy systems
Takako Barker reading a letter by Akiko Morimatsu , a Fukushima evacuee, to PM Shinzo Abe and Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori:
Nikki Clarke from Southwest Against Nuclear
Mark of Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda reading a letter to Japan
Other speakers to be announced
and performances by:
Atsuko Kamura chanteuse
Paul Steele, singer
Other performers to be announced
- Towards the end of the rally there will be a ‘dance of death’ followed by a 4-minute ‘die-in’ to represent the deaths past and to come of the victims of nuclear power.
Sunflowers are a commonly used symbol for a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear power.
Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
organised by Kick Nuclear (London) and Japanese Against Nuclear London with the support of CND:
supported by SOAS CND Society