Terence Bunch

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Maria Gallastegui and others listen to poems written by David Gould, step-father to Helen Katherine Jones who was killed during the London bombings in 2005. London. 2nd November 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

The Second Peace Plan and Peace Procession. London. 2nd November 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-11-02 00:00:00

The second London Peace Procession and Peace Plan takes place in London to hand in to the British Government a demand that it bring troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and to sue for peace to end the so-called War on Terror.

The campaigners gather at Westminster Cathedral and march through London where they hand in the petition to 10 Downing Street.

The procession takes place just two days before the US election with almost all indicators now speculating that Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, looks set to win.

Mr Obama has referred to the Iraq war as the Dumb War during his election campaign and has indicated that the US is set to withdraw from the country.

London. 2nd November 2008.

The procession makes its way through London on its way to hand in a petition to Downing Street.

The procession makes its way through London on its way to hand in a petition to Downing Street.

A poem is read out at Westminster Abbey shortly before a minutes silence is observed for those who have been killed during the wars.

A poem is read out at Westminster Abbey shortly before a minutes silence is observed for those who have been killed during the wars.

A message form a 14 year old boy who leaves his thoughts on the petition.

A message form a 14 year old boy who leaves his thoughts on the petition.

A message that runs counter to the populist poltics of the day

A message that runs counter to the populist poltics of the day

Another leaves a message alluding to the financial crisis and its origins.

Another leaves a message alluding to the financial crisis and its origins.

Long-time veteran peace campaigner, Brian Haw, signs the petition.

Long-time veteran peace campaigner, Brian Haw, signs the petition.

The petition is handed in to Downing Street.

The petition is handed in to Downing Street.

The procession ends at the statue and memorial to Edith Cavell, a humanitarian who was executed in 1915 for her part in helping soldiers to escape the horror of World War One.

The procession ends at the statue and memorial to Edith Cavell, a humanitarian who was executed in 1915 for her part in helping soldiers to escape the horror of World War One.