Parliament Square Peace Campaign

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The Parliament Square Peace Campaign, August 2010.

The Parliament Square Peace Campaign is a peace camp started by Brian Haw in 2001.[1] Haw launched the campaign outside the Palace of Westminster in Parliament Square, London, on June 2, 2001, initially as an around-the-clock protest in response to the United Nations economic sanctions imposed on Iraq.[2] His protest grew broader following the war in Afghanistan and 2003 invasion of Iraq.[3] He was joined by Barbara Tucker in December 2005. Tucker carries on the campaign following Haw's death in June 2011.

The London Evening Standard reported in January 2013 that Tucker had started a hunger strike after protesting in the square for a total of eight years.[4]

See also[edit]

Documentaries[edit]

Brian & Co. Parliament Square SW1 (by Yumiko Hayakawa)

Letters from Parliament Square (by Carlos Serrano Azcona)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliament Square peace campaigner Brian Haw dies". BBC Online. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Dennis Hevesi (21 June 2011). "Brian Haw, 62, Dies; Camped in Front of Parliament to Protest War". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Parliament protest rules upheld". BBC Online. 27 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Parliament Square peace protester stages hunger strike". www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°30′1.94″N -00°07′34.84″W / 51.5005389°N 0.1263444°W / 51.5005389; -0.1263444