Swan Island Peace Convergence 2014

Swan Island Peace Convergence 2014

Bring all the troops home. End the U.S. Alliance

Day 2 – Candlelit Vigil

This evening we were part of a candlelit procession, led by the children. They created some text around resisting war which they read when we arrived at the gate, and we were also lead in song.

One of the things raised in conversation today is that nonviolent protest is open to all. You don’t need to be particularly fit or strong; children and adults, boys and girls, men and women all have an equally important part to play.

Some people carried printed images of Afghan children who have died in the war. The Afghan war has claimed 38 Australian lives and over 40,000 Afghan lives.

Getting ready

Approaching the gate

The children led us with words about resisting war.

Some members of the procession held pictures of Afghan children.

Time to go home.

All images © Jon Osborne