the Stop the War, Hands off Iraq demonstration on 2 march as a large sign of public opinion. people were still leaving hyde park at the start of the march when trafalgar square was full to overflowing two and a half hours later.
police estimates of the number were risible as usual - and can only reflect an attempt to marginalise the significant body of opinion opposed to the war or a complete mathematical inability on behalf of the police.
tony benn told us it wasn't worth taking his picture - 'it won't get in
the papers unless i go and kick a policeman' but he didn't and was quite
the 8 march is a world woman's day and was celebrated by some as a global
women's strike. the march in london stopped outside key sites including
the war office and world bank for speeches.
9 march was the occasion of an annual march from the chinese embassy to
whitehall to protest against chinese occupation of Tibet. among those taking
part were those who had been imprisoned by the chinese for their protests
st patrick's day was celebrated on a large scale in london for the first
time (thanks to mayor ken) with a parade from westminster cathedral to trafalgar
square followed by much singing and a certain amount of drinking to celebrate
climate change is a threat to our continued existence on the planet. actions such as bush rejecting kyoto are grossly irresponsible, putting the short term interests of US companies before the planet. hence the demo with bush in bed with the esso tiger.
the Crucifixion on victoria street has become an annual Good Friday event, with a parade by roughly a thousand people from methodist central hall down to the catholic cathedral and back to westminster abbey with stops to worship on the way
at least this year there were fewer photographers and they did not create
as much disruption as in previous years
the following day - 30 mar - saw another large anti-war rally, organised
by CND as an anti star wars rally, but in part overtaken by the events in
Palestine. again my estimate of the number involved would be roughly 5-10
times the police figures
some of my work gets put into nice organised websites.
this isn't meant to be like that, but you can see some of the rest at
and you can read what I think about photography at