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
…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.
Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the
media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.