TWENTY coachloads of peace campaigners are now set to travel from York to the national demonstration in London against a war on Iraq.

York Against the War says more coaches were booked yesterday in response to a surge in demand for tickets for the event on Saturday.

"Tickets will be sold throughout the week, including at the University of York, where York Students Against the War are organising a Week of Action in protest at the impending war," said spokesman Chris Fuller.

"This demand for tickets shows that the people of York are in clear opposition to war on Iraq."

Updated: 14:15 Tuesday, February 11, 2003