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Peace protester Brian Haw has died

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meditrina Sun 19-Jun-11 11:05:10

BBC story here.

I suppose this will probably mean the end of the Peace Camp outside Parliament. He was one person who made a difference - millions of people must have seen his protest.

Nancy66 Sun 19-Jun-11 11:28:19

I was just reading that. How sad. He was a lovely man, totally comitted to what he believed in but always happy to chat and debate with those that didn't share his views too.

wimpybar Sun 19-Jun-11 11:31:58

sad how sad, i thought the camp was told me move off a few months ago?

meditrina Sun 19-Jun-11 11:51:25

New protests were (I think) banned some time ago, but he could continue as he had begun his protest before the ban came in. In April, the Appeal Court ruled he would have to move off GLA controlled land (the grass), and the perimeter of the camp was adjusted accordingly. It made little difference in practice - as he was so ill by then that was receiving treatment not camping out. Without him, I doubt there will be a way for the protest to continue, and I do think that's a shame.

xiaosww Sun 19-Jun-11 12:24:13

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wimpybar Sun 19-Jun-11 12:42:12

was xiao spamming again hmm

RoseWei Sun 19-Jun-11 14:28:36

RIP Brian
Undaunted, putting up with no end of hostility and discomfort, for a cause he steadfastly believed in.
Condolences to family and friends.

PersonalClown Sun 19-Jun-11 14:33:30

Unfortuntely he/she was. I reported it.

ChairOfTheBored Sun 19-Jun-11 15:22:33

RIP Brian. A true loss to those who believe in the importance of protest and dissent in a democracy.

BornSicky Sun 19-Jun-11 18:03:14

that's awful. he was a brave man

Riveninside Sun 19-Jun-11 19:04:16

RIP Brian. Lovely man and brave and stood by his principles

BeerTricksPotter Sun 19-Jun-11 19:07:39

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Madsometimes Mon 20-Jun-11 13:40:36

I was so sad to hear about this. Very few people have the strength that he showed.

SardineQueen Mon 20-Jun-11 13:51:43

That's very sad news.

xiaoqkk Tue 21-Jun-11 12:28:01

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