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Thousands Of Protesters Filing In For NATO Summit

With just 5 days before the NATO summit in Wales kicks off, security is tightening and counter-NATO protesters are making their presence felt. In anticipation of a NATO summit in the Welsh city of Newport, activists have began to arrive, setting up a protest camp. It is expected that tens of thousands of people will join the camp in the days leading up to the summit, starting on Thursday. Newport is starting to resemble a fortress as the preparations are made with 3 meter high fences, barricades and roads blocked. Nine and half thousand police officers will also be in the city to protect the summit. According to a statement posted by the Stop the War Coalition website, the United States will at the two-day summit pressure Western powers “to increase their already huge military budgets at a time when poverty and inequality are soaring.” “None of the cuts would be necessary if the sums Britain spends on its military and armaments were invested in social need instead of the war machine,” said the coalition in a statement.
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