Owen George, 21, who was at the protest in Parliament Square, said the demonstration was "amazing".
He said: "They managed to get into the square, which is very good. It's amazing how much freedom people do have in this country."
CND chairwoman Kate Hudson accused Mr Brown of trying to ban the protest - despite promising to extend liberties around the world at the Labour Party conference.
However, a Home Office spokeswoman said the march had not been "banned" and talks had been held to find a way of re-routing protesters.
The Metropolitan Police said it had worked with the coalition to "facilitate" a lawful protest.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Our aim is to balance the right of the Stop the War Coalition to freedom of protest whilst maintaining the right of MPs and peers to conduct the business of either House whilst they are sitting."
yeah, well, aren't the STWC amazing?
the real truth is that when people started pulling the illegal fences down around the grass of parliament square, the STWC stewards were desparately urging people to keep moving (away from the action). and at the point superintendent terry (in charge today) gave up and called his officers to retreat (film coming soon), the STWC were on side and co-operating (as always).
the 'ban' was a sham - it was a lie, and it was an arrangement with the police to make the STWC look good. some police on the ground have admitted there was never a ban, while the police press office claimed there was a ban last weekend. so many different stories - so many lies.
the STWC hailed the march to parliament as a 'victory' for free speech, but it was a shocking charade as always, and the tony benns and lindsay germans, and the george galloways, and the (i'm sorry to say) mark thomases, were the goons that facilitated the charade. only brian haw, in his fine speech, pointed out the hypocricy of the stwc and ken livingstone's fences. he was the only voice in trafalgar square who had the guts to call for people to tear down the fences, and thankfully a few did just that, while the STWC stewards tried to urge people away.
free speech? bollocks!
the war criminals are still in power and the media ignore the lies, and the children in iraq and afghanistan are still dying, and the depleted uranium munitions are still being used, and the STWC is morally bankrupt.
and the fences are now back up.
GLA spokesman 'tim middleton' claimed the fences were there while the grass is 'reseeded'.
in october? for two months? what sort of fucking gardeners are the GLA?
tim middleton is a liar. there's no reseeding going on. the grass is fine. this is political.
by the way. the other excuse is the preparation for the 'lloyd george' statue to be unveiled at the end of the month. well, historians have recently revealed an entry in lloyd georges diaries. referring to afgahanistan, the lovely imperialist lloyd george wrote "let's bomb the niggers".
do we want this statue in parliament square?
more info nearer the unveiling. come and tell them what you think of this!