april started with the country at war, invading Iraq together with the USA.
on saturday 5 i went to a march to protest against this and to call for proper reporting of the events in the media, especially the bbc.
i walked to the march past the houses of parliament and a small group of protesters in whitehall who were pointing out the number of Iraqi civilians already killed by the allied forces.
The main thrust of the demonstration now was that the civilian population of Iraq should be respected. The use of weapons such as depleted uranium shells and cluster bombs will mean the deaths continue for generations after the end of the fighting.
The march started opposite the old BBC building in Portland Place and went to Grosvenor Square, close to the US Embassy. There were perhaps five thousand marchers, and several hundred police surrounding them most of the time. As the speakers pointed out, it was difficult not to see the war as a US takeover of the country when plans were already in place for americans to run the country after the war.
The killing of Iraqis must stop, and rapid progress should be made to hand
control of the country back to its people.
I didn't get around to adding these other pictures from April 2003 until very much later, and haven't got around to giving them captions.
Laleham and Shepperton bike ride
Troops out of Iraq
Ride to Southall
Ride to Colnbrook & the Colne
Putney, Wandsworth & Fulham
Staines - Thames
Purfleet & West Thurrock
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