The ‘Aberdeen Press and Journal’ reported how No More War demonstrations were held throughout the country on Sunday 21 September 1924 at the request of the Trades Union Congress (TUC). The meeting in Aberdeen was organised by the Trades and Labour Council and held at Castlegate. It was attended by ‘a fairly large crowd of citizens.’ Speakers emphasised ‘the evil effect that war had on the working people of any country, and blamed secret diplomacy, the financiers, and the employing class far having caused past conflicts.’
The meeting closed by putting the following resolution which was unanimously passed:
‘This mass meeting of citizens sends fraternal greetings to the similar gatherings now being held throughout the world, expresses abhorrence of war and militarism, and calls upon the Government to pursue a policy of international co-operation through a strengthened and all-inclusive League of Nations, the settlement of disputes by conciliation and judicial arbitration, and the creation of conditions which will make possible the convocation of an international conference to reduce armaments by mutual agreement as a first step to universal disarmament. Furthermore, during the transitional period, we request all Governments manufacture their war materials, thus removing the incentive to war by private enterprise.’
Aberdeen Press and Journal, 22 Sep 1924.