Stop the War coalition protest as parliament is recalled

Jeremy Corbyn at the Stop the War coalition protest
Photo by Sylvia Zamperini

Protestors from Stop the War coalition have assembled in London today to protest against the invasion and occupation of other countries. This happens as parliament is recalled to debate the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

The message of the demonstration is ‘No more foreign wars’.

Stop the War coalition says:

“Boris Johnson is recalling parliament on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The debate will see grandstanding on all sides and a failure to acknowledge that 20 years of western war and occupation in Afghanistan has been a total and utter failure. But the truth is there for all to see.”

Photos by Sylvia Zamperini
John McDonnell speaking
Jeremy Corbyn speaking

The speeches have now started. Speakers include Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell.

Jeremy Corbyn talks about how this is a sombre day. He talks about the many thousands of deaths and the huge number of refugees. He says that we must support people, especially women who need to flee Afghanistan. He added that a cap on refugee numbers in “unthinkable and unacceptable.”

He says that we should learn the lessons of Afghanistan and support the refugees.

Video by Sylvia Zamperini

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