26 Feb 2003

Samoa to hold peace march amid US war plans

9:38 am on 26 February 2003

A peace march has been called for Saturday in Samoa amid US plan to go to war against Iraq.

The march is being organised by the Mapusaga o Aiga Foundation and will go along the Apia waterfront to the US embassy where a petition is to be presented.

One of the organisers says the march is for world peace and will not have a political agenda.

Last year, Samoa's prime minister spoke out against a war in the Middle East, saying its economic repercussions would cripple small island nations.