Terence Bunch

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A christian woman wearing a tee-shirt bearing the words "Though Shalt Not Kill" talks with a police officer. Bournemouth. 23rd September 2007. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Anti War Protest, Labour Party Conference. Bournemouth, UK. 23rd September 2007.

By Published Last Edited 2007-09-23 00:00:00

As Labour delegates attend the first day of the 2007 Labour Party conference in Bournemouth to hear their new PM Gordon Brown set out his vision for the party post Blair, anti-war protesters gather close by to continue their long-running protest against the wars in the Middle-East.

They march out of the Lower Gardens and through the backstreets of Bournemouth arriving at the BIC (Bournemouth International Conference Centre) under a heavy police presence.

They then carry out a sit down protest in the road directly outside the Labour Party gathering. At least three are arrested at the protest and taken away by police including long-time anti-war activist, Maya Evans, who was the first anti-war protester to be convicted under the new SOCPA conditions in London for reading the names of British service personel killed in Iraq.

The protest is organised by the campaigning group Justice Not Vengeance Justice Not Vengeance

Bournemouth, UK. 23rd September 2007.

The group march out from the Lower Gardens and on toward the Conference centre.

The group march out from the Lower Gardens and on toward the Conference centre.

A man holds a placard in reference to public opinion regarding the use of torture by UK and US authorities.

A man holds a placard in reference to public opinion regarding the use of torture by UK and US authorities.

Maya Evans is arrested for carrying out a sit down protest outside the conference centre.

Maya Evans is arrested for carrying out a sit down protest outside the conference centre.

Labour Party delegates walk on by.

Labour Party delegates walk on by.

Police move in to remove the group by force.

Police move in to remove the group by force.

A christian woman is carried away by police.

A christian woman is carried away by police.

A blind woman and activist is carried out of the road by police.

A blind woman and activist is carried out of the road by police.

Police continue to carry on arresting the members of the group.

Police continue to carry on arresting the members of the group.