Thursday, September 09, 2004

Iraqi children demonstrate

Children who have been involved in Bridges to Baghdad projects demonstrated in Baghdad today with banners entitled "Release our Friends". Another banner said "Un Ponte Per Baghdad is a bridge for hope".

One mother on the demonstration said "My son has been sick since he was four years old, and through the long years of the embargo they were the only people supplying medicines and thereby keeping him alive. Now we are here because we are deeply moved and are praying that their lives will be saved."

There have also been many demonstrations in Italy, and messages of support from all over Iraq and the world.