Lance Corporal Joe Glenton.
Peter Brierley, father of L/C Shaun Brierley.
Education not War.
Thousands not hundreds.
Taxi for Mr Blair.
Ultra-Nationalist Nick Griffin.
They assemble at Hyde Park and march to Trafalgar Square.
They are joined by Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, currently serving with the Royal Logistic Corps and Peter Brierley who recently lost his son, Lance Corporal Shaun Brierley in Iraq.
To date, a total of 222 soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, many of them in the last year. Between the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and 2006, 7 soldiers were killed. This increased between 2006 and the end of 2008 to 133.
This year alone, 94 soldiers have died.
Throughout, the British Labour Government have chosen a defensive, stepping-stone approach to explain and justify these deaths. An approach which has now been dismissed by the domestic population.
London, UK. 24th October 2009.
*A Reuters report later claims the march is attended by just hundreds of attendees and then goes on to claim a small drop in numbers calling for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.