Tony Benn and Brian Haw on the plinth at Trafalgar Square
Brian speaks while Andrew Murray(Stop the War)and Kate Hudson (CND) wait their t
The march heads off down Whitehall
Outside Parliament - permission to lobby is announced
The halted the march there, eventually allowing several groups of around 500 into Parliament Square itself. After a further holding period there, some of the marchers were allowed to continue and lobby their MPs.
The bulk of the march was still held in Parliament St. When a further group was allowed into Parliament Square they sat down in the road junction, blocking all traffic. There were a few minor scuffles with police before I left the area.
A fuller picture coverage of the rally and march up to that point is on 'My London Diary' now, at http://mylondondiary.co.uk/2007/10/oct.htm#troopsout
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