Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

Another well-wisher refers to the underlying nature of modern conflict. Parliament Square, London. 21st June 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Hands Off Iran No War Peace Strike. Parliament Square, London. 21st June 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-06-21 00:00:00

Members of the Parliament Square Peace Campaign conduct the Hands Off Iran Peace Strike outside the British Parliament building to collect signatures in opposition to the confrontation developing between the US, UK, Israel and Iran in the Middle East.

The Peace Strike takes place on the day international media (New York Times, Independent(UK) and Xinhuanet) carry a story claiming that Israel has carried out a long-range military exercise in the region involving up to 100 fighter aircraft.

The story is coached as a preparation for a military assault on Iran in order to retard its nuclear growth. Iran has a nuclear program which it began in the 1950s with the help of the United States as part of the Atoms for Peace initiative.

It continues to state that the program is to develop nuclear power for the supply of electricity to the Iranian domestic market which would bring in substantial revenue for the nations economy.

The US, UK and Israel have persistently claimed that Iran is attempting to weaponise this program.

Parliament Square, London. 21st June 2008.

A poster lies on the floor outside Parliament. Parliament Square, London.

A poster lies on the floor outside Parliament. Parliament Square, London.

A roll-call of signatures is collected on the pavement as London traffic drives past.

A roll-call of signatures is collected on the pavement as London traffic drives past.

Members of the public pass-by and add their signatures to the petition.

Members of the public pass-by and add their signatures to the petition.

George Bush - Evil

George Bush - Evil

A well-wisher refers to the never back down temperament of modern anti-war sentiment.

A well-wisher refers to the never back down temperament of modern anti-war sentiment.

Smart weapons - Dumb people.

Smart weapons - Dumb people.

Signatures, messages and common purpose.

Signatures, messages and common purpose.

A British soldier stops off at the Parliament Square Peace Campaign and wishes Brian Haw well.

A British soldier stops off at the Parliament Square Peace Campaign and wishes Brian Haw well.