Brian Haw

brianhawHe’ll be remembered as the man who stood outside Parliament for nearly ten years.

Brian Haw, a peace campaigner, staged the longest protest outside the British Houses of Parliament. His campaign started in June 2001 in protest over the criminal sanctions on Iraq that led to the deaths of half a million children.

His activism became ever more important after 9/11, as Bush and Blair launched wars against Afghanistan and Iraq. The police and authorities continuously harrassed Brian and made various attempts to remove and restrict him.

In 2011, he spent six months in hospital and later died of lung cancer. One year after his death, filmmaker Hassan Alkatib, looks back at his amazing achievement and documents his story with exclusive never-seen-before footage of his life in Parliament Square.

Words By Roger Antony Carter. Music and Performed By Barry David Butler