“Don't bomb Syria” demonstration in Whitehall

by Stephen Hewitt | Published 14 April 2018

“Don't bomb Syria” placard at a demonstration in Whitehall, 13 April 2018
13 April 2018: “Don't bomb Syria” on a placard at a demonstration in Whitehall, London

In London on the evening of Friday 13 April 2018 there was a demonstration in Whitehall at the entrance to Downing Street, with many people carrying placards that read “Don't bomb Syria”.

The crowd intermittently slowed or blocked traffic travelling along Whitehall. At 18:25 there were two uniformed police officers at the scene. Three police vans arrived using blue lights and sirens at around 18:35. Later there were five police vans in attendance. Several people were arrested, including one woman who crawled under a parked police van. At 19:48 three policemen were full length on the ground next to the van while she remained underneath.


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