Protesters outside the Chilcot Iraq war Inquiry in London, UK as ex-prime minister Tony Blair is recalled to give evidence again in the light of new revelations about the lead up to the Iraq war. London, UK 21/01/2011
Protesters gather outside the Iraq War Inquiry headed by Sir John Chilcot, where ex-prime minister Tony Blair was recalled to re-examine his original evidence in the light of new revelations that conflict with what Blair stated at his original interrogation in 2010. It has been revealed that Blair has insisted on keeping much of his correspondence with George Bush a secret, and the Cabinet Office have refused to release many "smoking gun" documents, claiming fatuously that to release them would damage relations with the Americans.
Though not as large in numbers this time, the protestors were enthusiastic and high-spirited and several photo-friendly stunts took place along side impassioned speeches to the crowd by protest organisers Andrew Murray from the Stop The War coalition (stopwar.org.uk), Vice-chairman of Stop The War Jeremy Corbyn MP, veteran peace campaigner and vice-president of the Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament Bruce Kent and others including Peter Brierley whose son Sean was killed in Iraq fighting Blair's illegal war.
There are many people who are hoping to see Tony Blair charged with war crimes at the International Court of Justice at the Hague.