Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

Lyndsey German speaks through a loudspeaker as a man holds a newspaper behind her. Downing Street, London. 13th July 2009. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

STWC Troops out of Afghanistan Anti War Peace Protest. London. 13th July 2009.

By Published Last Edited 2009-07-13 00:00:00

Just days after British military forces experience the highest casualty rate yet in Afghanistan, the Stop The War Coalition hold a protest outside Downing Street calling for the return of British forces to the UK.

In recent days the British government have continued to state that the military is deployed there in an anti-terrorism role despite it now being clear that the deployment is geo-strategic in nature and linked to the security and supply of natural gas resources to India via Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In recent days, 8 British soldiers have been killed while fighting to secure ground for the gas pipeline which Globalists, including the British government, intend to build.

The pipeline is expected to be completed in 2014.

The immediate British death toll in Afghanistan is likely to rise in coming months as extra resources have recently been pushed into the theatre for use by local militiamen by external actors.

Downing Street, London. 13th July 2009.

The protest assembles in Whitehall close to the Cenotaph war memorial, erected to honour and remember those lost during previous, and more morally straightforward, wars.

The protest assembles in Whitehall close to the Cenotaph war memorial, erected to honour and remember those lost during previous, and more morally straightforward, wars.

A poster calls for the withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan and calls attention to the geo-strategic nature of the current campaign.

A poster calls for the withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan and calls attention to the geo-strategic nature of the current campaign.

STWC members and Labour MPs, Tony Benn and Jeremy Corbyn along with STWC convenor, Lindsey German, attempt to enter Downing Street as the protest moves from a police pen in Whitehall and towards the gates of Downing Street.

STWC members and Labour MPs, Tony Benn and Jeremy Corbyn along with STWC convenor, Lindsey German, attempt to enter Downing Street as the protest moves from a police pen in Whitehall and towards the gates of Downing Street.

They leave without entering.

They leave without entering.

Another anti-war female protester holds up a placard calling attention to the futility of expecting the British government or its loyalists in the British media to adaquately deal with the matter at hand.

Another anti-war female protester holds up a placard calling attention to the futility of expecting the British government or its loyalists in the British media to adaquately deal with the matter at hand.

Younger members of the protest demand that troops are removed from Afghanistan immediately.

Younger members of the protest demand that troops are removed from Afghanistan immediately.

A young woman holds another placard with a modern message.

A young woman holds another placard with a modern message.

A single muslim woman watches the protest from across the road.

A single muslim woman watches the protest from across the road.