Today outside the US Embassy there was a rally against military intervention in Iran and Syria, here are a selection of photos from the protest.
The police threatened to arrest this man (below) for the offensive remarks he was holding. One of them stated: “9/11 Jewish Satan bomb”.
He repeated: “Jewish, Satan bomb in Westminster.”
Tony Benn, former MP, said: “America, France, Britain, Israel are looking to attack Iran for their nuclear energy when there is no proof that it will lead, or is intending to lead, to nuclear weapons. Everyone country in the west is now making massive public cuts in expenditure and every bomb is coming out of cuts.” He further said that we don’t need another “imperialist” war under the folly to “safeguard the interests of the west”.
John Rees, a political activist and from the Stop the War Coalition, said: Everybody must be concerned about the military preparations. We have seen how disastrous this action is in Iraq and we don’t want a repeat in Iran.”
Roger Lloyd Pack, former actor, said: ” It’s as if the war in Iraq never happened, as if we’ve forgotten the lies we were told. I’m appalled.”
“Don’t Attack Iran!”
This guy (below) wearing a moustache caused a lot of trouble, as you can see as he squares up with another individual. He interrupted Abbas Edalat, founder of the campaign against sanctions and military intervention in Iran, and was shouting “Down with [Ayatullah] Khamenei”, “Down with Hezbollah”. Some claimed he was “paid” to be there and cause trouble.
The guy below was pulled away by police after he pushed moustache man to the ground.
Here is moustache man, again.
Yep, and again.
And for a final time.
I lied, this is the final time.
Here are his “boys”.
And the rest of his crew.
The Guy Fawkes mask which has become a symbol of protest in the past 12 months.
This lady was getting a tad excited, too.
“Has anything really changed?”