Peace Campaigner Brian Haw: 1949-2011

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Brian Haw, 1949-2011

Brian’s family announced that he died on June 18, after a long hard fight against lung cancer, while receiving treatment in Germany, aged 62.

Many of us have seen and met Brian at his Parliament Square Peace Campaign, which started on June 2 2001, a continuous round-the-clock demonstration opposite the Houses of Parliament against the UK’s policy in Iraq and elsewhere.

It was only after Boris Johnson obtained a high court order in March this year that Haw was moved on, ending a near-ten year vigil.

MP Jeremy Corbyn released a statement today:

He stood and camped in Parliament Square for ten years, challenged law and above all reminded MPs daily of the consequences of their decisions, easily made in the warm glow of moral superiority and jingoism, have consequences for our civil liberties and the lives of thousands of innocent people and generations that follow.

A statement on Brian’s website, BrianHaw.tv, said:

Brian showed great determination and courage during the many long hard years he led his Peace Campaign in Parliament Square, during which it is well documented that he was relentlessly persecuted by the authorities which eventually took its toll on his health.

Brian showed the same courage and determination in his battle with cancer.He was keenly aware of and deeply concerned that so many civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine did not have access to the same treatments that were made available to him.

Parliament, the police, and courts etc, should forever be ashamed of their disgraceful behaviour towards Brian.

News reports:

Brian was voted Most Inspiring Political Figure at the 2007 Channel 4 Political Awards:



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