During the 26- 28th April 2004 Large Businesses Executives and Representatives (including Shell, ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco and US arms manufacturer Raytheon) gathered like vultures to slice and dice up Iraq, not for the benefit of the Iraqi people, but for themselves.
This meeting was fittingly called the "Iraq Procurement Conference"
I went to London on the 27th to film and participate in one of the protests and this is the footage from that day.
By the time I arrived, it was absolutely pouring down with rain in sheets, and began to thunder with ice-cold hail too. It was wet, cold, windy and utterly miserable and the worst possible weather you could imagine - for protester , or police...
This however did not put off any of the protesters who were some of the most amazing and passionate people I've witnessed in my life.
In the video you will see some arrests, drumming, and also the remarkable Insurgent Rebel Clown Army who were amazing to watch interacting with police.
If you happened to be at this protest and would like some of the original footage please get in touch and I can sort you out.
This protest went very under reported, but was one of the most intense demonstrations I've ever been too. Watching the arrests was horrific.
The accompanying music is by myself, featuring dialogue from Author "Howard Bloom", taken from a BBC late night TV program called "Disinfonation".
Peace & Respects to all there that day ;)
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