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Veterans for Peace in the U.K. at the Cenotaph on RemembranceSunday 2013

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Tuesday November 12, 2013 05:37author by VfP supporter Report this post to the editors

NEVER AGAIN "War is organised murder" Harry Patch WW1 veteran of the Western Front R.I.P.2009

On Remembrance Sunday 2013, Veterans For Peace UK walked to The Cenotaph under the banner ‘Never Again’. The message on the back of our tops read “War is Organised Murder” which is a quote from Harry Patch, the last survivor of The Western Front who he died in 2009. Among the 18 veterans who attended were men who had served in World War 2, SE Asia, Northern Ireland, Dhofar, Macedonia, Afghanistan and Iraq. We were followed by around 80 supporters.

The reception from bystanders was mostly positive. As we neared The Cenotaph we were stopped by the police. A negotiation between the police and Ben Griffin ended with the police agreeing to allow the veterans and their bugler approach The Cenotaph. The tension started to build as we waited for The Salvation Arm to finish their ceremony.

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