On 26 June 2013 – the UN’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – 26 cities around the world came together to participate in the Support. Don’t punish campaign. Raising awareness of the need for better drug policies and calling for a more humane public health approach to drug use, the the Global Day of Action aimed to promote ‘reform, alternatives and more human responses’.
Members of Parliament, including Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton and Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge, joined the Day of Action.
‘Governments now need to take an approach based on evidence – and one which deals with drugs as a health issue, not a criminal one,’ said Lucas.
Below are some of the best photos from the day. More images and information can be found on their website and Facebook pages: