At 11.30 on Saturday 26th of September, 4 members of VFP held a second demonstration in Whitehall. Opposite the entrance to Downing St. The members were Liz Heaton, Neil Harvey, Deniz Vuquitrna and Alan Chick.
This was a further demonstration, to the one held previously on the 5th of September, however that one was cut short by us being rather overwhelmed by a demo of people from the Ivory Coast.
Once again this was to support Yemeni born L/Cpl Al-Babati, who had held a demonstration in the same place, to protest about arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The arms are used to continue the war on Yemen. He stated that he refused to continue his military service, while arms sales continued. He blew a whistle every 10 minutes, to signify the death of another child in Yemen.
We again attached some posters to the wall and blew a whistle every 10 minutes, just as L/Cpl Al-Babati had done, we also had the VFP banner which Liz Heaton brought along.
This time we were much more successful, we stayed for about one and a half hours. Many of the people walking past us were on their way to an anti-lockdown demo that was taking place in Trafalgar Square at the same time. They were very enthusiastic about our protest, we handed out many of the VFP cards and one guy asked for a handful of cards to hand out up at Trafalgar Square.