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Anti-war activists to confront militarist 'celebration'

ANTI-WAR activists are to confront David Cameron’s “celebration” of Britain’s war dead on Armed Forces Day in Stirling this Saturday.

Military top brass will gather at Stirling Castle for what organisers describe as “one of the brightest and most colourful celebrations this city has ever seen.”

The Tory PM notoriously described plans for this year’s World War I centenary commemorations as “like the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.”

But Scottish Peace Network convenor Eric Chester told the Morning Star that demonstrators from across the country would march to challenge the “insensitive and ill-timed” spectacle.

He said the event would ignore the reality of Britain’s recent military history — the last decade’s assaults in Iraq and Afghanistan killed “enormous” numbers of ordinary people.

“This is why a display like Armed Forces Day is so deeply insensitive and ill-timed,” he said. 

Marchers are expected to assemble outside the Stirling Smith Museum, Dumbarton Rd at 11am.

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