Support don’t Punish. Sensible Drug Policy.
Old Palace Yard, Abingdon Street, (Between Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament), London.
The SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH. campaign – coordinated by IDPC, INPUD, HRI and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance – is planning a Global Day of Action on Wednesday 26th June in 28 cities around the world. As part of this unique campaign, IDPC and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) are working on an ‘action’ in London to raise media/public awareness of the harms caused by the war on drugs.
June 26th is the United Nations’ “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” – a day used by many governments to celebrate the war on drugs (in some cases even holding public executions of drug offenders as a sign of their commitment). This is our opportunity to try and reclaim the messaging on this day – particularly as it is also, ironically, the United Nations’ “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture”.
In London, the ‘action’ will be held at the Old Palace Yard (close to Westminster Abbey and Abingdon Street – 100 metres from Parliament Square) at 11am. At the event, we will all wear campaign t-shirts and special masks (which IDPC will provide).
You can check more information about the campaign at
Support Don’t Punish. Why the need for a sensible drugs policy.
Caroline Lucas from the Green Party.