July 03, 2006

Campaign to support poor nations

Thousands of people across the UK have been asked to support a protest against current trade laws this weekend.

Christian Aid is hoping to set a new world record for the number of drummers playing simultaneously round the country to back the campaign.

The development agency claimed that IMF and World Bank rules were forcing poor countries to compete against rich ones.

The T-in-the-Park music festival in Kinross this weekend will be one of the main staging points for the attempt.

Christian Aid said international trade rules "forced" poorer countries to open up their markets, but they were unable to compete against countries with more money.

The agency said the UK Government should not be supporting those requirements.


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