This video from London, England is called Stop the War Coalition – Hands off Syria rally in Trafalgar Square – 31 August 2013.
From daily The Independent in Britain:
Government let British company export nerve gas chemicals to Syria
UK accused of ‘breath-taking laxity’ over export license for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride
Cahal Milmo, Andy McSmith, Nikhil Kumar
Monday 02 September 2013
The Government was accused of “breathtaking laxity” in its arms controls last night after it emerged that officials authorised the export to Syria of two chemicals capable of being used to make a nerve agent such as sarin a year ago.
The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, will today be asked by MPs to explain why a British company was granted export licences for the dual-use substances for six months in 2012 while Syria’s civil war was raging and concern was rife that the regime could use chemical weapons on its own people. The disclosure of the licences for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride, which can both be used as precursor chemicals in the manufacture of nerve gas, came as the US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States had evidence that sarin gas was used in last month’s atrocity in Damascus.
Chemical export licences for Syria – just another UK deal with a dictator. Britain is in no position to lecture on human rights when Vince Cable’s authorisation follows a long history of arms sales: here.
British exporters face jitters in oil-rich sheikhdoms in the Persian Gulf after the Parliament’s failure to back military intervention in Syria, experts are warning: here.