Supporters take part in the 'No to NATO' protest march in Newport, south Wales, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Around 1,000 protesters have marched through the streets of Newport ahead of next week's NATO summit. More than 150 heads of state and ministers will attend the two-day event at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort. The event will be "uncharted territory" for police - while Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones has said it will be "momentous" in his country's history. However, its presence in the principality - and the UK - has been met with strong opposition from a number of anti-war groups as well as left-wing organizations. A large crowd gathered outside Newport Crown Court at around midday before going on a march through the Welsh city. As well as strong Welsh contingent, protesters came from as far as Washington, Belgium, France and Ireland. (AP Photo/Benjamin Wright, PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
(The Associated Press)
LONDON – Hundreds of anti-war protesters have marched through the Welsh city of Newport before a major NATO summit there next week.
About 1,000 peace activists holding banners and placards that read "No to NATO" and "Stop NATO Expansion" marched Saturday in a peaceful procession.
The Sept. 4-5 summit at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort will be attended by more than 150 heads of state and officials.
Police have said that about 9,500 officers from around Britain will secure the event, which is expected to draw a large number of protesters. Authorities have warned that a minority of protesters is expected to disrupt proceedings and challenge police.