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Monday, 17 November 2008 23:09

17th November 2008
We were pleased to receive the following report, submitted by George Murevesi and Patience Tsungu, from our friends in Glasgow on their last Vigil on 8th November 2008. 

Glasgow Vigil Diary – 8th November 2008
On the eve of another important regional gathering to thrash out a deal to break the current impasse we gathered, once again, on Argyle Street Precinct in Glasgow, Scotland, to vent our displeasure at the continued human rights crisis engulfing our beloved land. 

 

In the midst of the hustle and bustle characteristic of early Christmas shopping, we were humbled by the concern of the Glasgow residents who took time to sign our petitions and make donations despite the biting credit crunch. 

 

We were also touched on this Remembrance Day by the poppies which were donated, in solidarity with us, by the army cadets. 

 

The Vigil activists did not disappoint either, as they boosted morale through song, dance and drumming, charging up the atmosphere which, without their commitment, could otherwise have been ruined by the ruthless cold currently stalking Glasgow. We were, however, lucky that the heavens spared us the rain, which normally affects public interest. 

 

We are happy at the recognition and support we are receiving from other civic groups here, particulary the labour movement, and we will be linking up with some of them in future projects. 

 

For the record, approximately 20 people attended. 

 

For your diary:
Next Zimvigil Glasgow meeting is on 22 November 2008, 2pm till 6pm.
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ROHR is in Glasgow on 22 November at Langside Hall (reception room) 1 Langside Avenue, Glasgow G41 2QR for a follow up to Mr Tapa’s visit and quest to set up structures here. 
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Scottish Union Trades Union Congress (STUC) is holding its annual anti-racist march on 29November 2008. March assembles at 1030 am at St Andrews in the Square off  Saltmarket, Glasgow,  and march off at 1100hrs and wind off with at 1200hrs at Glasgow Film Theatre on Ross Street in Glagow
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