Worldwide Vigil Reports - from London
September 30 2003
Our vigil started slowly at 12.00 noon, on September 30th. However, by this time we have taken over the area of the vigil with 4 banners; a whole range of placards; a cell with a chained Vanunu figure standing inside and a fair number of leaflets. A new banner, 2.3 X 1.5 metres, especially made for the day, declared, Countdown to Freedom. Mordechai Vanunu set for release, April 22nd 2004. 205 days till Freedom from Ashkelon Prison. Join us there. (the day numbers will be reduced each week at the regular Saturday vigil).
By 12.30pm the numbers had grown to about 30 people, and between 30 and 40 people were present for the rest of the afternoon till 3pm.
During that time there was a continuous presentation of music, statements and readings from supporters. One or two elderly supporters had traveled long distance to get to the vigil to read their poems for Mordechai.
All the contributions were recorded and this recording, with two specially made cards full of moving messages of support and good will, will be sent to Mordechai, including a signed copy of Professor Joseph Rotblat's new book, War No More.
As yet we have heard no news of the Youth & Student CND vigil that was planned for the same evening.