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Decade blockade at Downing Street

Downing St blockadeOn 7 October, several British peace activists marked the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan by pouring “blood” onto the pavement outside Downing Street, and then blockading the gate. The red paint symbolised the blood of an estimated 25,000 civilians and 2,500 western soldiers who have been killed or injured in this decade of war. Six people were arrested: Chris Cole, Maya Evans, Ben Griffins, John Lynes, Martin Newell and Ciaron O’Reilly. They must report to the police station on 1 November to discover whether they are to be charged and prosecuted.    Photo: London Catholic Worker

Topics: Afghanistan