Peace campaigning in Redhill 9 December 2017

Peace on earth, goodwill to all people!

Local peace campaigners will be in Redhill town centre tomorrow, celebrating the award of the Nobel Peace prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons“.

At a time when nuclear war, so long considered unthinkable, has become a viable option for some political leaders, we should stop to consider what it really means.

The only time nuclear bombs have been used – in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 – hundreds of thousands of people died. People today are still suffering as a result of the bombing.

And since 1945, nuclear weapon technology has continued developing. Nine countries, including the UK, now have these weapons, each with enough destructive power to obliterate the world.

We’ll be in Redhill – under the Harlequin Theatre/Library steps – from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 9 December.

We will be asking people to sign a petition asking the UK Government to sign and ratify the UN Nuclear weapon ban Treaty. The local signatures will be presented to our MP Crispin Blunt.

Please come over for a chat and to sign the petition. And if you’d like to join the local CND and/or peace group, get in touch.

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