Brian Haw Parliament Sq anti-war vigil - 3000 daysTagged as: afghanistan anti-militarism anti-war free_spaces haw iraq parliament peace
Brian Haw has been standing vigil and camping and campaigning for peace opposite the Houses of Parliament in Parliament Square, Westminster, London for 3000 days, since June 2, 2001. Brian initially came to the square to protest against the injustice and suffering caused to the people of Iraq by the UN economic sanctions and the bombing of the country by the US and UK, but has stayed ever since to show his strong opposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Brian and his fellow peace campaigners in Parliament Square have been subjected to regular state-sponsored harassment, brutality and theft by the Metropolitan police / GLA security over the years, but to date they have withstood every attempt to evict them, vigorously defending the right to freedom of speech on the streets and in the courts. Wednesday 19 August marked the 3000th day of Brian's vigil for peace.
David Cameron has pledged to get rid of Brian and the Peace Camp if he becomes Prime Minister.
See open letter to David Cameron here: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/08/436485.html
Brian and his fellow campaigners are always in need of more supporters.
These pictures were taken on Wednesday 19 August, 2009 - Brian's 3000th day. For high resolution copies, please e-mail vd2012-imc [at] yahoo.co.uk
Contact email: vd2012-imc [at] yahoo.co.uk