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100 years of Protesting at Trafalgar Square (Part 3)

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Bernadette Devlin, MP for Mid-Ulster, speaking at a rally in Trafalgar Square, London, on June 1, 1971. (AP Photo)

Bernadette Devlin, MP for Mid-Ulster, speaking at a rally in Trafalgar Square, London, on June 1, 1971. (AP Photo)

 

 

Women’s Liberation Street Theatre demonstrating against the Festival of Light demonstration which claimed a need for new moral standards, 25th September, 1971.

 

They may not be Union Members, but 5 year old Gareth, left and 8 year old Bronwen supported their Father Mr. Clive Jenkins, of the Association of Scientific Technical and Managerial Staffs when he rallied to the miners' cause in London's Trafalgar Square.

They may not be Union Members, but 5 year old Gareth, left and 8 year old Bronwen supported their Father Mr. Clive Jenkins, of the Association of Scientific Technical and Managerial Staffs when he rallied to the miners’ cause in London’s Trafalgar Square.

 

Caped police escort for supporters of the National Abortion  Campaign when they marched from Speaker's Corner to Trafalgar Square for a mass rally. 03/04/1976

Caped police escort for supporters of the National Abortion Campaign when they marched from Speaker’s Corner to Trafalgar Square for a mass rally. 03/04/1976

 

(From left) American folk singer Joan Baez, Jane Ewart-Biggs, widow of the murdered British Ambassador to Dublin Betty Williams wearing dark glasses and Mairead Corrigan on arrival to Trafalgar Square in London after the march of Ulster Peace People. 27th November 1976.

(From left) American folk singer Joan Baez, Jane Ewart-Biggs, widow of the murdered British Ambassador to Dublin Betty Williams wearing dark glasses and Mairead Corrigan on arrival to Trafalgar Square in London after the march of Ulster Peace People. 27th November 1976.

 

Demonstrators raise their banners as they leave the Embankment at Charing Cross on a march to Trafalgar Square for a rally organised by the National Gay News Defence Committee. 11/02/1978

Demonstrators raise their banners as they leave the Embankment at Charing Cross on a march to Trafalgar Square for a rally organised by the National Gay News Defence Committee. 11/02/1978.

 

Under the impassive eye of a General Charles Napier statue covered in pigeon shit, demonstrators crowd the fountains in Trafalgar Square and show their support for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), 26/19/1980.

Under the impassive eye of a General Charles Napier statue covered in pigeon shit, demonstrators crowd the fountains in Trafalgar Square and show their support for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), 26/19/1980.

 

Police in riot gear treat an injured protester in Trafalgar Square, London, when rioting broke out after an anti-poll tax demonstration. 31/3/1990

Police in riot gear treat an injured protester in Trafalgar Square, London, when rioting broke out after an anti-poll tax demonstration. 31/3/1990

 

A demonstration against the Poll Tax developed into a riot. 31/3/1990

A demonstration against the Poll Tax developed into a riot. 31/3/1990

 

British police in riot gear are pelted with road bollards and other missiles, by anti-Poll Tax demonstrators, in Trafalgar Square, London, March 31, 1990.

British police in riot gear are pelted with road bollards and other missiles, by anti-Poll Tax demonstrators, in Trafalgar Square, London, March 31, 1990.

 

Gay rights activists stage a sit down protest in the road at the Haymarket, the heart of London’s Theatreland, causing traffic chaos. The protest was part of an attempted march on parliament organised by “Outrage!”. 14/3/1994

 

Gay rights activists stage a sit down protest in the road  at the Haymarket, the heart of London's Theatreland, causing traffic chaos. The protest was part of an attempted march on parliament organised by "Outrage!". 14/3/1994

Gay rights activists stage a sit down protest in the road at the Haymarket, the heart of London’s Theatreland, causing traffic chaos. The protest was part of an attempted march on parliament organised by “Outrage!”. 14/3/1994

Anti-capitalist demonstrator being captured by a police surveillance photographer in Trafalgar Square, central London during their march from Parliament Square, 1/5/2000.

Anti-capitalist demonstrator being captured by a police surveillance photographer in Trafalgar Square, central London during their march from Parliament Square, 1/5/2000.

 

An anti-capitalist demonstrator dressed in a carnival fairy costume taunts riot police with a feather duster in Trafalgar Square, central London during their march from Parliament Square. 1/5/2000

An anti-capitalist demonstrator dressed in a carnival fairy costume taunts riot police with a feather duster in Trafalgar Square, central London during their march from Parliament Square. 1/5/2000

 

Pro-hunting demonstrators 20/12/2000

Pro-hunting demonstrators 20/12/2000

 

Marchers move to Trafalgar Square from  Hyde Park in London, as the march organised by CND against the military strikes on Afghanistan gets under way.    *...The rally was originally planned as part of the International Day of Protest to Stop the Military strikes on Afghanistan gets under way.

Marchers move to Trafalgar Square from Hyde Park in London, as the march organised by CND against the military strikes on Afghanistan gets under way. *…The rally was originally planned as part of the International Day of Protest to Stop the Military strikes on Afghanistan gets under way.

 

Anti-war protestors in Trafalgar Square in central London for a CND rally, calling on the Government to steer the United States away from an increase in military action.   *The Don't Start Wars protest was arranged by CND amid mounting speculation that US President George Bush is planning to attack Iraq and step up missile defence schemes. The crowd stood beneath a sea of multi-coloured banners in the square and heard speeches from prominent anti-war campaigners, including veteran MP Tam Dalyell. CND vice-president Bruce Kent led the crowd in a chant of Justice for Palestine and criticised Israel's military policies.  11/09/04:  The UK and US governments will come under attack over the conflict in Iraq when anti-nuclear campaigners will warn that the cycle of violence has escalated. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) will hold its annual conference in London, attracting peace campaigners from across the country on the third anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Anti-war protestors in Trafalgar Square in central London for a CND rally, calling on the Government to steer the United States away from an increase in military action. *The Don’t Start Wars protest was arranged by CND amid mounting speculation that US President George Bush is planning to attack Iraq and step up missile defence schemes. The crowd stood beneath a sea of multi-coloured banners in the square and heard speeches from prominent anti-war campaigners, including veteran MP Tam Dalyell. CND vice-president Bruce Kent led the crowd in a chant of Justice for Palestine and criticised Israel’s military policies. 11/09/04: The UK and US governments will come under attack over the conflict in Iraq when anti-nuclear campaigners will warn that the cycle of violence has escalated. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) will hold its annual conference in London, attracting peace campaigners from across the country on the third anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

 

MayDay protesters on top of the fountains in London's Trafalgar Square in London 1/5/2002

MayDay protesters on top of the fountains in London’s Trafalgar Square in London 1/5/2002

 

A view of Trafalgar Square, in central London as thousands of British Muslims held a demonstration in the square in protest at the Israeli action against Palestinians in the Middle East. 13/4/2002

A view of Trafalgar Square, in central London as thousands of British Muslims held a demonstration in the square in protest at the Israeli action against Palestinians in the Middle East. 13/4/2002

 

woman is lead away by Police in London's Trafalgar Square, during the annual May Day protests 01/05/2003

woman is lead away by Police in London’s Trafalgar Square, during the annual May Day protests 01/05/2003

 

The Islamaphobia rally organised by a coalition of moderate Muslim groups including the Muslim Association of Britain, the UK Islamic Mission and the Islamic Society of Britain in Trafalgar Square, London, Saturday February 11, 2006

The Islamaphobia rally organised by a coalition of moderate Muslim groups including the Muslim Association of Britain, the UK Islamic Mission and the Islamic Society of Britain in Trafalgar Square, London, Saturday February 11, 2006.

 

The Islamaphobia rally organised by a coalition of moderate Muslim groups including the Muslim Association of Britain, the UK Islamic Mission and the Islamic Society of Britain in Trafalgar Square, London, Saturday February 11, 2006.

The Islamaphobia rally organised by a coalition of moderate Muslim groups including the Muslim Association of Britain, the UK Islamic Mission and the Islamic Society of Britain in Trafalgar Square, London, Saturday February 11, 2006.

 

Security cameras survey London's Trafalgar Square.

Security cameras survey London’s Trafalgar Square.