J2000 mobilise 70,000

15 April 1998

An estimated 70,000 people demonstrated in Birmingham to call on G8 leaders to cancel poor countries’ unpayable debts. Prime minister Blair met protest organisers, but the G8 communique was very disappointing, with no detailed commitments to action.

Contact: Jubilee 2000, 35 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RT, UK, Tel: 0171 401 9999,

website: www.oneworld/jubilee2000,