Fly a kite to help promote peace

Peace campaigners will be flying kites at an event later this month to highlight the plight of ordinary citizens in war-torn Afghanistan.

Hastings Against War is holding the Fly Kites Not Drones event on Saturday, March 21 on the West Hill from 11am.

John Enefer, from the group, said: “The event was launched last year, the brainchild of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, a group of young Afghans dedicated to advancing peace in their troubled country and across the world.

“Reflecting the passion for kite flying in their land, as well as concerns about the number of civilian deaths caused there by drones (the armed unmanned aircraft which are often deployed in conflict zones) they came up with Fly Kites Not Drones.

“At the time of the last Afghan new year kites were flown in Afghanistan, as well as in America and the UK, in solidarity with the Afghan Peace Volunteers and their struggle for peace.

“Locally, anti-war group Hastings Against War flew kites from West Hill, featuring kite flyers of all ages and abilities.

“Both kite flying experts and novices are welcome to join in.”

For more details about the event phone 07512 009281.