I attended a
protest march in London yesterday in opposition to the wars currently being engaged by the UK. These photos are available in a Flickr set.
Crowds at Trafalgar Square
Manchester University Student Union sent two coach-loads of people.
A temporary stage was set up.
The fact that McDonalds just carried on regardless was fairly amusing.
The majority of placards at the protest were produced in the thousands by organisations (I carried one from the CND), so more sincere, hand-made versions stood out well.
I took this video as we approached Westminster Bridge. The chant is supposed to be “This is what democracy looks like; this is what democracy feels like”, but a change seemed fitting here…
Final phase of the rally at Westminster.
CPGBs started chanting about revolution. Great to see people enthused, but that wasn’t really the topic of the day chaps.
I noticed these placards lying around at the very end, seemed to sum up the feeling of the day.
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