By Terence Bunch Published 2008-10-07 00:00:00 Last Edited 2008-10-07 00:00:00
Peace campaigners gather in Whitehall opposite Downing Street on the seventh of the month for a seven hour vigil seven years after Afghanistan is invaded by a US/UK led coalition in the opening salvo of the now disgraced so-called War on Terror.
They read out the names of those who have been killed during the misadventure including Afghani civilians and British soldiers. In previous years those attending the ceremony had been arrested under sect 132-138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police act (SOCPA), now collapsed and pending appeal due to Metropolitan police authorities meeting fierce resistance from peace campaigners.
The ceremony takes place as British military commanders in Afghanistan now concede that the war in Afghanistan cannot be won.
Downing Street, London. 7th October 2008.