The Brian Haw peace demonstration placards and displays is about forty metres long, facing the Houses of Commons from Parliament Square. Gradually changing displays, are contributions from fellow peace campaigners that have been amassed by Haw over the past four years and ten months of his protest. Parliament Square, Westminster, London 4th April 2006
These displays in the peace demonstration were confiscated by seventy eight police from Brian Haw in Parliament Square, in a surprise raid 2.25am on the 23rd of May 2006
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These displays in the peace demonstration were secretly and lovingly reconstructed as part of artist Mark Wallinger’s “State Britain” winner of the Turner Prize exhibition installation artwork at Tate Britain from 15th January to 27 August 2007, then toured the world.
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Brian Haw’s peace demonstration continued, though considerably reduced in scale, to approximately three meters (yards) across, three meters up and one meter back, which was tolerated by the police. Haw’s legal position has been challenged by the authorities a number of times, even new laws were introduced to deal with him. However he has won every court case brought against him. He remained on his continues demonstration in Parliament Square for just under ten years, when he was receiving treatment for cancer.
Location: Parliament Square, London, UK
Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff