|The crowd in Whitehall
|Among the speakers were Jenny Jones Green Am and Diane Abbot MP
|A group of Green Party members at the protest
|At the gate of Downing Street
|Protesters eventually blocked Whitehall
Britain France and the US are poised to attack Syria. Even ex-generals are warning that such an attack can have incalculable consequences. It risks terrible casualties, will intensify the desperate civil war and threatens to draw other regional powers in to the conflict.
As Stop the War's statement on Syria points out 'It seems that the Western governments have already made up their minds about this attack before it has even been reported on by UN weapons inspectors.' This underlines the fact that the intervention, far from being humanitarian, is part of a wider project of regime change.
While our politicians appear to have learnt nothing from the disasters of Afghanistan, Iraq most people in Britain oppose any attack. Only 9% support British troops getting involved and only 25% back missile strike.
Protests are taking place across the country today and tomorrow - please check here for details and phone us if you want to organise something in your area.
Make Saturday massive
Saturday's national demonstration is crucial. We need to be a real expression of mass public opinion. Please do everything possible to attend and promote as widely as you can.
The demonstration is now assembling at Temple Tube at midday on Saturday and marching via parliament and Downing Street to Trafalgar Square for a rally. Transport has already been organised from various towns and cities, please contact the office for more information.
Demonstrate - No attack on Syria, this Saturday 31 August. 12 midday, Temple tube, Victoria Embankment.