Terence Bunch

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Brian Haw continues with his peace campaign as an internationally recognised veteran. Parliament Square, London. 2nd June 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Brian Haw Seventh Peace Anniversary, Parliament Square. London. 2nd June 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-06-02 00:00:00

Brian Haw, long-time peace campaigner, spends two days fasting and praying with supporters at his Parliament Square Peace Campaign to commemorate the anniversary of the seventh year since he first pitched his tent opposite the home of the Labour Government.

Brian Haw celebrates the seventh anniversary milestone while coalition troops remain in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been holding the protest to bear witness to those who have been killed and maimed in Iraq at the hands of western powers in their long-running campaign against the small nation.

Despite the efforts of the British government, the Greater London Authority, the Metropolitan Police and a largely distracted media, Brian Haw continues on with his unmovable movement and peace campaign.

Parliament Square, London. 2nd June 2008.

Brian talks with a woman who has stopped by to congratulate him on the seventh anniversary of his Peace Campaign.

Brian talks with a woman who has stopped by to congratulate him on the seventh anniversary of his Peace Campaign.

Elements of Brians display reference the damage done by the man of faith, former British PM, Tony Blair.

Elements of Brians display reference the damage done by the man of faith, former British PM, Tony Blair.

The statistics of the war that has been ongoing in Iraq continuously, in one form or another, for 18 years.

The statistics of the war that has been ongoing in Iraq continuously, in one form or another, for 18 years.

Long-time supporter, Maria Gallastegui, shakes the hand of a well-wisher.

Long-time supporter, Maria Gallastegui, shakes the hand of a well-wisher.

The images of babies and small children who have suffered wounds and injuries from depleted uranium, which has been commonly used in Iraq by coalition forces, and which form part of Brians anti-war display.

The images of babies and small children who have suffered wounds and injuries from depleted uranium, which has been commonly used in Iraq by coalition forces, and which form part of Brians anti-war display.

The Enemy in Kabul in the form of an horrendously wounded infant. Parliament Square, London.

The Enemy in Kabul in the form of an horrendously wounded infant. Parliament Square, London.

Well-wishers witness the display which has been subject to removal by Metropolitan Police and has been a source of contention for British MPs who incorrectly voted, and therefore justified, the illegal assault on Iraq.

Well-wishers witness the display which has been subject to removal by Metropolitan Police and has been a source of contention for British MPs who incorrectly voted, and therefore justified, the illegal assault on Iraq.

The artist Mark Wallinger, activist Emma Sangster and others talk with Brian under an umbrella during a rain-soaked afternoon.

The artist Mark Wallinger, activist Emma Sangster and others talk with Brian under an umbrella during a rain-soaked afternoon.