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Stock Exchange - Women's Peace Action

Annabel Nicolson
1983
10min Colour Super8

Stock Exchange - Women's Peace Action

Groups of women lie down on each of the roads leading into the Stock Exchange. The financial centre of the city brought to a halt.

'Some women had the idea of lying down in all the roads leading into the Stock Exchange area. We had a small meeting in someone's house and planned a co-ordinated action for the following day. Groups of women were to lie down at the same time on each of these roads, causing all the traffic in and out to stop. The whole financial centre of the city was brought to a halt. It was so simple.'

'Although this action is less known about then Greenham Common, because it was over in a short time, it was the same spirit at work. The strategy was so effective: a few women could achieve so much with such restraint. The whole of the Stock Exchange was brought to a standstill peacefully.'

'Many of the actions of the time were beautiful in their simplicity. They were art forms in themselves.' AN.

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