After the traditional march from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square, people listened to speeches on May Day 2011, otherwise known as International Workers' Day. London, UK, 01/05/2011.
Brian Haw lost his appeal against eviction from the square, controlled by the London Parks and Gardens Trust but the order does not affect the anti-war protesters from demonstrating on Westminster Council's pavement. The new case will begin May 9th. London, UK, 28/04/2011.
Iraqis and Iranians belonging to the Peoples Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI) demonstrated outside the US embassy in London following Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's attack on the camp Friday killing 31 and injuring over 200. London, UK, 09/04/2011.
A protest was held outside the American embassy in London in support of WikiLeaks whistleblower Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, 23, who is being held in solitary confinement in Quantico, Virginia. London, UK, 20/03/2011.
A small collective demanding justice for 9/11 demonstrated outside Downing Street. They are calling for an end to the injustice of the post 9/11 world and justice for those who lost their lives and their friends and families. London, UK, 26/02/2011.
Kurds encapsulated in a plethora of police marched on Downing Street after a rally outside the Kurdistan Regional government office concerning the KDP's shooting of peaceful protestors in Sulaimaniya on 17 February killing 9. London, UK, 21/02/2011.
Supporters of the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) rallied outside the Foreign Office in London to condemn the January 7th attack on Camp Ashraf. London, UK, 13/01/2011.
The London Guantanamo Campaign held a silent vigil on the 9th anniversary of the detention and torture camp's opening outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. London, UK, 11/01/2011.
Assange was granted bail earlier today, after appearing at Westminster Magistrates Court. Over 100 people turned out in support and lined the sidewalk opposite the court, many wearing masks. The event was turned into an impromptu speakers corner by several people addressing various issues around the charges, the leaks as well as wider issues of freedom of speech and information and social justice.…
House of Lords debate. 8th Nov 2010.
Following a question by Baroness Trumpington of the Conservative party asking: "Is any agency responsible the removal of those occupying the pavement in Parliament Square?" , Home Office Minister Baroness Neville-Jones declares the UK government's intention to bring in new legislation to remove the Parliament Square protesters. One of the protesters: Brian Haw …
A small group of 'Muslims Against the Crusades' commemorated the attacks 9 years ago today on the World Trade Center in New York by burning a flag in front of the US Embassy with a heavy police presence monitoring. London, United Kingdom 11/09/2010.
On the day that Tony Blair cancelled his book signing event in London, activists scaled the scaffolding on the Houses of Parliament to make a banner drop following a diversion tactic employed at the front gates. London, UK. 08/09/2010
on 25th may this year, when the queen visited parliament for the state opening, several democracy village citizens attempted to get past massive security and scale the building with banners. just one (known as "Sky Warrior") succeeded, and here is their rather inspiring and wonderful first-hand account of the day.
the square is fenced off. three activists remain in resistant positions. no arrests. brian haw still there, and unaffected by operation. villagers have declared two call-outs for action. tomorrow (tuesday) and on saturday.
two people are locked on to a huge scaffolding edifice. people escorted off the square are coming back on with little trouble. an activist in on top of the 'peace strike' box with a megaphone. there are call-outs for civil disobedience tomorrow and a people's assembly on saturday.
The Democracy Village lost its appeal against eviction on Friday. They are awaiting the final order papers from bailliffs acting on behalf of Boris Johnston and the GLA, after which they expect a police/bailliff operation to clear the Square and put up fences. Ironic that Boris is claiming the Square will once again be free for tourists when in fact he's going to stop it being used by anyone! The …
after delaying a further week, at 9am tomorrow morning the high court will hand down the ruling on the appeal by the democracy village against eviction.
12 activists were arrested outside downing street after an afternoon of further action under the umbrella "operation rolling thunder". earlier in the day, the high court granted right to appeal against eviction from parliament square.
On Mon Jun 14 in the High Court began the trial of the Mayor of London claiming repossession of Parliament Square from Democracy Village. This prime piece of real estate had been seized from the enemy class on Mayday, and a Village of over thirty tents, kitchen facilities, compost toilet and peace garden established over the course of the next six weeks.
From the outset, the villagers declared th…
the notice of trespass brought on the democracy village by the GLA has been adjourned once again at a high court hearing. further argumants will be heard on friday at the high court.
ten people were arrested in the actions yesterday at parliament - they were all held for nearly 24 hours, but were all released after court appearances
the tent village in parliament square is growing and rooting. there is a call-out for various items and of course for visitors, campers and helpers. there are various events planned at the village for election day tomorrow.