This video from Ireland says about itself:
Approximately 350 people demonstrated in Belfast, as part of the international “World against War” day of action. March 15th 2008.
Organised by the Belfast anti War Movement, the demo was supported by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, NUS-USI, NIPSA and the Ireland Palestine solidarity campaign.
Another video, no longer on YouTube, said about itself:
Manchester, England. 23rd September 2006. 50,000 anti-war protesters march through the streets of central Manchester the day before “Bomber” Blair’s Labour Party annual conference opens. It is the largest anti-war demo in the city’s history. The weather was sunny (sic) and warm as indeed was the atmosphere during the demonstration and rally. This clip shows Irish civil rghts movement veteran and anti-war protester, Eamonn McCann, speaking at the rally in Albert Square. McCann is currently facing legal charges for participating in an occupation of a Raytheon plant in Derry, Ireland. The occupiers “decommissioned” all the computers at the plant causing disruption to the corporation’s manufacture of cluster bombs and other US weapons of war recently in use by Israel in Lebanon.
From British daily The Independent:
Sinn Fein protest to target Army homecoming parade in Belfast …
The Royal Irish Regiment is due to parade through central Belfast on Sunday to mark the return of its members, who have just completed a six-month deployment in Helmand province. Personnel from the Army, Navy and RAF are to take part in a service at St Anne’s Cathedral.
But Sinn Fein has objected to the event and plans to stage a protest. The republican party is opposed to British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is highly critical of the Army’s record during the Northern Ireland Troubles. Permission for the protest to go ahead has been granted, under some conditions, by the local Parades Commission which rules on contentious marching issues.
Extra police are expected to be in place for the event, which is regarded as the first serious parading dispute to break out in the city in recent years.
The Ministry of Defence has declined to respond to republican criticisms. …
Yesterday a number of organisations representing people whose relatives were killed by the Army during the Troubles appealed for the march to be called off. Clara Reilly, a campaigner against the use of plastic bullets, said the event should be held in private. “We are not objecting to anyone wanting to celebrate the safe return of their loved ones from these conflicts,” she said. “We are anti-war but we don’t have an issue with families wanting to welcome back their sons, husbands or dads. But it should be a dignified civic reception or church service. Holding a march through the city centre is insensitive, divisive and indeed sectarian. It will offend many.”
The Sinn Fein MEP Bairbre de Brun said: “This parade is insensitive, rash and completely unnecessary. To date the MoD has been invisible on this contentious and divisive march, failing to put up any spokespeople or address the wider public concerns.”
Sinn Fein said that its protest would be “dignified and peaceful”. Another republican splinter group has also announced plans for a demonstration on the day.
Sinn Féin Assembly member Alex Maskey today described the intervention by the Orange Order into the election campaign in South Belfast, as’ the latest example of the cultural mask slipping’: here.