Around two dozen protestors held a vigil today in blustery and bleak conditions outside the US Embassy in Fitzherbert Tce, Wellington. The US Ambassador Carol Moseley-Braun was presented with two letters one from Catholic Worker’s Moana Cole and one from a representative of the Quakers. Two boxes labled, food and medicine, a child’s coffin and flowers were also left in remembrance of the more than 1.7 million who have died as a result of Economic Sanctions against Iraq.
Presentation procession sets off..
From left: (unidentified man in hat) Naomi, Moana Cole, Jim Considine, Fr Gerard Burns, Melanie (food) and Jessica (medicine)
…want some flowers…
…not today thankyou…
…I’ll leave them here for you then…
Showing Solidarity (1)
Showing Solidarity (2)
The vigil candles struggle to keep alight.