Anti-war protest in London marks ten years in Afghanistan

Metro Web  Reporter, October 8, 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was among those to address the crowd at an anti-war protest in London to mark the tenth anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan.

The event, organised by the Stop The War Coalition, was designed to highlight the cost of British involvement in Afghanistan, both in terms of the 382 servicemen to have lost their lives and the estimated £10billion of government money spent on the campaign.
Protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square for the anti-war demo (PA)
Protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square for the anti-war demo (PA)

But the rally in Trafalgar Square and subsequent march to Downing Street failed to attract the expected mass crowd.

Organisers put the number of participants at close to 5,000, but police suggested the true figure was around 2,000 people.

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