Stop the War demo London

August 5, 2006 at 11:15 pm (Middle East)


People gathered at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, London, at noon. Then more people gathered. Thousands (20,000 according to the police and 100,000 accroding to the organiser. It’s safe to guess the real figure lies in between). Some chanted “We’re all Hezbollah”. Not true. But we were all for an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon. The people below were Hezbollah though.


One of the girls below was too. Asked if she was aware that her dress is unacceptable by Hezbollah standards, she giggled.


The woman below, however, only happened to be holding a Hezbollah placard. On the other side was a picture of children. “That’s what I’m here for,” she said.


She refused to be photographed holding Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah’s portrait (it’s on the other side of sign below). She was no Hezbollah supporter…


nor was she…


or these chaps outside the US embassy…


or their colleague below…


or these two women…


or Stop the War Coalition convenor Lindsey German, pictured below talking to the BBC…


or this little boy, observing children’s shoes chucked outside Downing Street, official residence of Britain’s only Republican senator.



1 Comment

  1. doris said,

    I like that….Republican Senator. Good one!

    Brilliant photos!! I ignorantly did not know that there was a demo going on. I hope many went and I hope it was a great day of some forms of unity but it won’t make much difference, will it?

    Not unless there is another step to the Demo. BUt what could it be? By some miracle, could we all get off our self centred, lazy arses and fight for the right causes and stop this war???

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