March for Free Expression

There will be a rally taking place in Trafalgar Square between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday March 25th. Speakers at the rally will include Evan Harris, MP and Lib Dem human rights spokesman, Alan Johnson, Editor of Democratiya, Maryam Namazie, Broadcaster & Human Rights Campaigner and Mark Wallace, The Freedom Association

The rally is being supported by organisations such as Democratiya, Free Muslims Coalition, The Freedom Association, The Libertarian Alliance, Little Atoms, Maryam Namazie, National Secular Society, Oliver Kamm, and Rationalist International

Statement of Principle by ‘March for Free Expression:

The strength and survival of free society and the advance of human knowledge depend on the free exchange of ideas. All ideas are capable of giving offence, and some of the most powerful ideas in human history, such as those of Galileo and Darwin, have given profound religious offence in their time. The free exchange of ideas depends on freedom of expression and this includes the right to criticise and mock. We assert and uphold the right of freedom of expression and call on our elected representatives to do the same. We abhor the fact that people throughout the world live under mortal threat simply for expressing ideas and we call on our elected representatives to protect them from attack and not to give comfort to the forces of intolerance that besiege them.

For more information and for press enquiries please visit http://marchforfreeexpression.blogspot.com/ 

Depending on estimates of numbers, the details of the march will be announced on March 15th 2006 on this website.

Originally posted with the url: www.englishpen.org/news/_1451

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