Protest Bush visit to London, 15 June, 5.00PM

This November 2010 video from the USA is about George Waterboarder Bush.

From the Stop the War Coalition and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Britain:


George Bush’s itinerary for his visit on Sunday 15 January is now confirmed. He is going to Downing Street for dinner and the Stop the War/CND demonstration has therefore been changed.

The protest now assembles at 5.00pm in Parliament Square.

Please publicise the changed time as widely as you can and encourage everyone you know who opposes George Bush’s endless warmongering, and the servile support he receives from the British government, to join us.

We have applied to demonstrate down Whitehall but so far the police, presumably under instructions from US security, are banning us. We are challenging the ban. Please send messages of complaint to the Home Secretary:

* Telephone: 020 7035 0198
* Fax: 020 7035 0900
* Email:

You can also complain to the Metropolitan Police about the proposed ban: Telephone: 020 7230 1212.

Stop the War will also be organising a protest when George Bush goes to Windsor for tea with the Queen at 3.00pm.


Called by Stop the War Coalition and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

See also here. And here.

17 June 2008: here. And here.

Police provocation at the protest: here.

Steve Bell cartoon on Bush’s farewell tour: here.

Bush in Germany beats drum for war against Iran: here.

4 thoughts on “Protest Bush visit to London, 15 June, 5.00PM

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