Demonstrators have marched from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street after Naming of the Dead, ceremony on the eleventh anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan; to hand n a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron petitioning him to bring our troops home. Trafalgar Square. London UK, 7th October 2012
To Prime Minister David Cameron
10 Downing Street
London SW1A 2AA
Dear Prime Minister,
Recent attacks on NATO troops have destroyed what passed for a strategy in Afghanistan. It is clear there is no prospect of an 'orderly handover'. All indications are the vast majority of Afghans want NATO troops to leave and leave soon. The occupation is the main cause of violence in the country.
It is unforgiveable to keep or send troops to Afghanistan for another two years in this pointless war. On current figures it would lead to the death of over one hundred more British soldiers, the wounding of hundreds more and the death of uncounted Afghan civilians. You must recognize that every single casualty is a real human tragedy for which those controlling the war are responsible.
We urge you to listen to the voice of the people and end the futile killing by bringing all the troops home by Christmas.
Military Families Against the War: Kathy Bairstow · Brenda Burt · Cait Ni Cadlaig · Sandy Elliott · Sue Glenton · Joan Hartnell · Jim Hartnell · Lilian Hennigan · Madeline Hennigan · Joan Humphreys · Graham Knight · Erin Main · Caroline Munday · Chris Parsons · Linzi Payge · Susan West
Supported by: Ronnie Campbell MP · Martin Caton MP · Jeremy Corbyn MP · Paul Flynn MP · John Hemming MP · Caroline Lucas MP · Tayo Aluko · Howard Blake · Victoria Brittain · Andy de la Tour · Janie Dee · Brian Eno · Lindsey German (Convenor, Stop the War) · Jemima Khan · Roger Lloyd Pack · Miriam Margolyes · Simon McBurney · Len McCluskey (Gen. Sec., Unite) · Celia Mitchell · Andrew Murray (Chief of Staff, Unite) · David Randall · Michael Rosen · Mark Rylance · and many more signatories
Location: Downing Street, London, UK
Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff