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Final arrangements for march and event on July 28th

To provide clarity on present arrangements: it has now been agreed we should be allowed to use Bow Road for the march, and the authorities will manage the situation should the Alternative Olympic Route in Bow Road come into effect. Assemble at 12noon on the Millennium Bridge, which crosses Mile End Road and is in Mile End Park just west of Mile End tube station. Tower Hamlets has also modified its line on the use of Wennington Green, so we will be holding a post-march event there as planned. So for anyone thinking of going to the end point, go to Wennington Green not Victoria Park as Tower Hamlets refused to allow us to use Victoria Park.

Mile End is on the Central, District and Hammersmith & City lines. For disability access there is no lift at Mile End Tube. Buses to Mile End are 25, 205, 425, 339, 277, D6 and D7. To get to Wennington Green the nearest tube is Mile End and buses are 8, 425, 339, 277 and D6.

We see no reason why there should be any difficulties which might require the authorities to intervene in a peaceful march or a family friendly event which will include children’s face painting as well as speeches. We believe the very substantial body of opinion which is unhappy with the Olympics should be allowed to express itself on this march and in Wennington Green just as those who wish to watch the Games on the big screens will be free to enjoy Victoria Park.

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