Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

They stop off again at another UK based oil interest. London. 23rd February 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Hands Off Iraqi Oil Shell HQ Protest. London. 23rd February 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-02-23 00:00:00

Anti-war protesters gather in London dressed as pirates to demonstrate against the pillaging of Iraqs oil fields by US and UK oil companies.

They gather at Bond Street and march through London stopping off at various oil companies to highlight the role they have played in seconding Iraqs oil revenues since the controversial US/UK invasion of the country in 2003.

They march throughout the afternoon finally ending the day outside Shells HQ. The march and protest is part of a national day of action which sees sympathetic protests take place throughout the UK.

London. 23rd February 2008.

Ewa Jasiewicz holds a banner as the protesters gather.

Ewa Jasiewicz holds a banner as the protesters gather.

The group head off accompanied by a samba band.

The group head off accompanied by a samba band.

They stop off at their first port of call at the HQ of a leading UK based oil interest. London, February 2008. note: The male holding the flag in this photo has since been accused of being a security operative infiltrator employed at private security firm C2i.

They stop off at their first port of call at the HQ of a leading UK based oil interest. London, February 2008. note: The male holding the flag in this photo has since been accused of being a security operative infiltrator employed at private security firm C2i.

The buccaneers head off to their next location.

The buccaneers head off to their next location.

Two protesters hold a banner as they walk into the city centre.

Two protesters hold a banner as they walk into the city centre.

The march heads toward the Millenium bridge and through Embankment tube station.

The march heads toward the Millenium bridge and through Embankment tube station.

A pirate waves his cutless over the Thames.

A pirate waves his cutless over the Thames.

The group end the day at the HQ of the British SHELL corporation.

The group end the day at the HQ of the British SHELL corporation.