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Human Chain


May 16, 1998

70,000 of us formed a human chain around the centre of Birmingham, UK where the leaders of the eight richest nations in the G8 were holding a conference.

The demonstration aimed to persuade the G8 countries to break the chain of debt. Third-world countries were given massive loans in the 1970's and are now crippled by the repayments, which now mean that a massive amount of money comes from the poor to the rich in repayments. Jubilee 2000 calls for these debts to be written off in the Year 2000.

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