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Saudi Prince Not Welcome - Mohammad Bin Salman Visit Protest


Stop the War Coalition will be one of a number of organisations gathering outside Downing Street tomorrow (March 7th - 17:00) to protest the visit of Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, to the UK. His despotic regime, allied with close support from the UK government and military, is responsible for the merciless bombardment of Yemen and the continuing humanitarian crisis which has since ensued.

The fact that the UK continues to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia in the face of such a crisis is a shameful indictment of the Conservative government's foreign policy and undermines any notion that they stand up for human rights across the globe.

Stop the War Coalition Convenor, Lindsey German:

"UK support for and involvement in the brutal and illegal bombing of Yemen in favour of the Saudi dictatorship exposes British foreign policy as devoid of authentic ethical content. By inviting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman - the chief architect of the bombing in Yemen - to visit the UK, Theresa May and her government are once again demonstrating their open approval of Saudi Arabia's actions."

"The bombing campaign and consequent seige have resulted in mass casualties and the largest cholera outbreak ever recorded. It is vital that people show up to the protest tomorrow outside Downing Street to make clear that the UK government's complicity in the war on Yemen is not supported by the public and that we demand a peaceful and humane foreign policy."

Protest Details:
Saudi Prince Not Welcome - Protest Mohammad bin Salman Visit
Weds 7 March | 17:00
10 Downing Street

Stop the War was founded in September 2001 in the weeks following 9/11, when George W. Bush announced the "war on terror". Stop the War has since been dedicated to preventing and ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere. Stop the War opposes the British establishment's disastrous addiction to war and its squandering of public resources on militarism. We have initiated many campaigns around these issues.

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