NPT Meet Draws Thousands of Anti-Nukes Activists

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Reposted from IPS News

NPT Meet Draws Thousands of Anti-Nukes Activists
By Anna Shen

UNITED NATIONS, May 3, 2010 (IPS) – Japanese women in kimonos carrying signs urging “No More Hiroshima”, an 80-year-old grandmother, and 18 mayors from around the world were just some of the almost 15,000 people who marched in New York City Sunday to rally for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

The hot, humid weather did not deter the protesters, who walked from Times Square, passing the United Nations on their way to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza for a peace festival with music and heated discussion over the month-long review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which begins Monday at the U.N.

“It is now time to rid the world of all weapons of mass destruction. No more nukes, no more wars. Yes we can, yes we must,” said Judith Le Blanc, an organiser with the group Peace Action.

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