They then blocked the road at the top of Whitehall, near to Downing Street for around ten minutes. When police arrived the group blockading the road soon moved across the bottom of Traf Square and up to Leicester Square.
At Leicester Square the Queen was attending a cinema premiere, and the demonstrators paused for around ten minutes making a loud protest. Nearby what appeared to be a special police protection squad van almost ran into one protestor who was in the road.
After around ten minutes the group then moved on to Piccadilly Circus and again blocked the road. Police again attended and were firm but not violent, although one person was pushed to the ground.
At around 2047 hrs police had moved in and surrounded a small number of the group who had not moved out of the road quick enough after police ordered them to do so. Up until that point there had been no arrests.
One of those supporting the action said "it is vital that people do more than simply march from A to B, or gather to listen to speeches".
The action had come out of a meeting called by Voices in the Wilderness UK in London on 26 October, where an ad hoc group of people agreed to take part in nonviolent direct action on the night that the assault of Falluja begins.
This evening it was announced that people will take action again on Wednesday 10th November. Again meeting at 7pm at the statue of Edith Cavell (opposite the entrance to the National Portrait Gallery, north-east of Trafalgar Square). This will follow the handing in of wreaths to Downing Street by Military families at 4pm, and a Protest and Rally at Parliament Sq running from 5.30pm - 7.00pm
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