Anti-lockdown demonstrators “give the police quite a run around” while 155 of them were arrested. Outside King’s Cross station on 28 November, the Metropolitan police wait for their quarry — anti-lockdown demonstrators. The police are located all over the square. Photo by Mengqi Zhang Piers Corbyn, the core of the anti-lockdown group had called for “a large peaceful educational march in London” 20 days ago. In anticipation, the Met police had warned protesters to “stay at home” and that “any large gatherings in central London will be prohibited by law.” The protest was supposed to start at 12:00pm, however, a massive police deployment replaced the expected large-scale protest demonstrations. Met officers were attempting to disperse protesters amidst a man holding u
Today thousands of people have marched through the center of London in a national rally for Palestine. The demonstration has taken place exactly one century after the Balfour Declaration, the British pledge that supported the creation of State of Israel. Many people have come from all over the UK to demand justice for Palestine. Among them there was also the English director Ken Loach. The march started from Grosvenor Square, in front of the US Embassy. Two hours after, some pro-Israeli protestors tried to counter the demonstration in Oxford Street, and they marched in front of the pro-Palestine protest until the meeting point in Parliament Square. Fortunately, there have been no clashes. In front of the Parliament, many speakers have been expressing their views. For t...
Two days before hundreds of people gathered in Portland Place outside the BBC headquarters to protest UK airstrikes from bombing Syria, Helen Pattison, 24, had already managed to convince a handful of friends to join the march. She had spent hours campaigning at schools in East London - hoping to draw in a large number of people for the “Stop Bombing Syria” protest organised by the Stop the War Coalition movement. She was also campaigning for students to be more aware and involved in what their government was doing and to provide solutions to problems that involve human suffering. When Westminster World took to the streets of London to find out if other young people her age had attended the demonstration, most of those interviewed said no because they felt the government does not
They say a ‘Picture is worth a thousand words’. This saying became reality during the recent ‘Stop bombing Syria’ demonstration as thousands expressed their feelings using images displayed on their homemade placards and those provided by the organiser. The demonstration was organised by the Stop the War Coalition after a week of backlash from politicians and some of the press. This comes after the government voted to support airstrikes to bomb Syria against the Islamic State Terrorist group - ISIS. The number of people that showed up at this rally was significantly less than those who showed up for the movement's last largest demonstration on the 15th of February 2003. The protest was against the invasion of Iraq and had an estimate of over 1 million people in attendance accordi