A DEMONSTRATION against the UK government's decision to bomb Syria will be held on the Isle of Wight tonight (Monday).

People will gather in St Thomas's Square, Newport, from 6pm.

Organisers say everyone is welcome to attend to stand up against the escalation of the conflict and for more peaceful, legal and diplomatic solutions.

Vix Lowthion, Freshwater Parish Councillor, said: “Our government is taking us deeper into a conflict, following an unstable US President and against the wishes of the UK people.

"Join us in doing what we can and making a public stand against this pursuit of militarism, threatening to bring the world to the brink of an enormous conflict."

For further information, visit the event's Facebook page.