War Against Iran protest in London 28th January 2012 „Don’t Attack Iran“ Reden von Toni Benn und anderen Gegnern eines Angriffs des Westens auf Iran, Aktion heute in London
Hundreds of anti-war protesters gathered in central London Saturday at a demonstration against Western intervention in Iran and Syria, the organisers said.
The rally, organised by the Stop the War Coalition, took place outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square with a number of speakers addressing the 200-strong crowd.
Protesters waved banners bearing the words „Don’t attack Iran“ and „Hands off Iran and Syria“, while the crowd joined together in chanting: „One, two, three, four, we don’t want another war. Five, six, seven, eight, stop the killing, stop the hate“.
The coalition opposes all military intervention from the West in Iran as concern that the Middle Eastern country is developing nuclear weapons grows.
The group said there is „absolutely no justification“ for Western countries to become involved.
Stop the War Coalition activist John Rees said the uprising that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak a year ago proved that oppressed people in the Middle East could fight for themselves.
He said: „Here is a people who without the bombers and the bullets, the tanks and the soldiers, or the United States, or Britain, or any of the Western powers, pulled down a dictatorship on their own.
Rees said that history showed that foreign intervention led to the future of these countries not being controlled by their own people.