oxford street is a pretty stressed place at the best of times. it may be
a good place for begging, but i still can't understand how we have come
the trade justice parade was a serious event but also we were having some fun. the world trade organisation isn't at all amusing, but i loved the t-shirt that said 'wto - unsuitable for anyone with a conscience.
giant pound signs, balloons, a hug fat cat, the wto dragon, pirates and everyone made it an event to remember.
speakers included naomi klein (author of 'no logo') and sergio cobo from mexico
november 18 we were back again marching to stop the war. two hours after the march started there were still marchers leaving hyde park, and we were getting messages that trafalgar square was full. the police estimate of 20 000 was pathetically low and even the organisers' figure of 50 000 might have been on the low side. its always difficult to count such things (i usually give up counting around the one thousand mark when i'm covering demonstrations and make a guess above that, but this was certainly on a similar scale to the countryside march which is the largest event in recent years.
the march was more split up into factions than most, although
the start was fairly mixed. there were large organised male and female sections
of muslims for justice in the middle of the march and a big group of younger
marchers, including anarchists, towards the end. actually i didn't manage
to see the end of the march, and people were still arriving in trafalgar square
when i left
some of my work gets put into nice organised websites.
this isn't meant to be like that, but you can see some of the rest at
and you can read what I think about photography at