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(From L to R) Jim Radford (D-Day veteran, folk singer and songwriter, peace campaigner, political and community activist, and member of Veterans For Peace UK) & Ben Griffin (Former Parachute Regiment and SAS soldier and Iraq War veteran who was allowed to quit the army while on leave but was later gagged for disclosing information about cases of cruelty during the war; he is now an anti-war campaigner and Co-ordinator for the UK branch of Veterans for Peace).<br />
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London, 15/05/2017. To mark and commemorate Conscientious Objectors' Day members of the public gathered at the Conscientious Objectors' stone Memorial in Tavistock Square. Every year a Ceremony (speeches, poetry, music and a minute of silence) takes place in London to remember the courage of the Conscientious Objectors, people "who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service" (Source - Wikipedia.org). The event was organised by: Peace Pledge Union, Pax Christi, Conscience: Taxes for Peace not War, Movement for the Abolition of War and Veterans For Peace UK. From the organisers Facebook event page: <<Guest speakers: Sir Mark Rylance and Nick Jeffrey (Vietnam War draft resister). We gather each year at the Conscientious Objectors’ stone for the annual ceremony in honour of COs past and present […] of all countries and all times […]>>.<br />
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For more information please click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/448803792133266/
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(From L to R) Jim Radford (D-Day veteran, folk singer and songwriter, peace campaigner, political and community activist, and member of Veterans For Peace UK) & Ben Griffin (Former Parachute Regiment and SAS soldier and Iraq War veteran who was allowed to quit the army while on leave but was later gagged for disclosing information about cases of cruelty during the war; he is now an anti-war campaigner and Co-ordinator for the UK branch of Veterans for Peace).

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