Campaigners hand in petition for peace

East Anglian Daily Times, Saturday 8 February 2003

PEACE campaigners opposed to the UK going to war in Iraq have presented a petition of more than 1,200 signatures to Ipswich MP Chris Mole.

The Ipswich Stop the War group has been running a stall on Ipswich Cornhill on Saturdays, collecting signatures for the petition and taking bookings for people wanting seats on coaches going to London for next Saturday's anti-war rally.

Organiser Peter Leech said the group had been inundated with coach bookings.

The group has already filled six coaches to take people from Woodbridge, Stowmarket and Ipswich, and expects to have to book more before next weekend.

Today is the last day the group can take bookings for the rally to he sure of having enough coaches.

Anyone who wants a seat should go to the Stop the War stall on Ipswich Cornhill between 11am and 1pm today to book.

Departure points on Saturday, February 15, will be: 9am from the Turban Centre bus station, Woodbridge, and from the Railway Station, Stowmarket, and 9.30am from the lay-by, Crown Street, Ipswich, followed by a pick-up from Tesco, Copdock interchange.