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Open Home, Sewol, Iran, Sabah, Sarawak & Orange Order 2017

Open Home, Sewol, Iran, Sabah, Sarawak & Orange Order: Saturday sixteenth September 2017 was one other busy and various day for me in London, starting with two visits on Open Home Day and persevering with with 4 protests.

Open Home – Banqueting Home – Whitehall

Although I’d usually walked previous the Banqueting Home in Whithall, often on my option to protests at Downing Road or Parliament Sq., I’d by no means earlier than been contained in the constructing. However once I got here previous on Open Home Day there was solely a brief queue and entrance was free. I had time to spare as a protest I’d hoped to {photograph} had didn’t materialise, so in I went.

Inigo Jones designed (or copied from Andrea Palladio) the Banqueting Home for the Palace of Whitehall, constructed 1619-22, and it’s the solely remaining constructing from the palace. It was the primary neo-Classical constructing in England.

Extra about it and extra photos on My London Diary at Open Home – Banqueting Home.

Open Home & extra – Peckham

Open House, Sewol, Iran, Sabah, Sarawak & Orange Order

I went to Peckham to see a number of issues within the Peckham Competition together with the Open Home displaying of the Outdated Ready Room at Peckham Rye station which was housing a photographic exhibition of outdated photos of Peckham.

Open House, Sewol, Iran, Sabah, Sarawak & Orange Order

The constructing itself turned out to be extra attention-grabbing than the exhibition which lacked any actual examination of the newer previous of Peckham. However there have been different issues to see in Peckham, and a brief stroll round Rye Lane and the Bussey Constructing is all the time attention-grabbing.

Extra at Open Home & extra – Peckham.

forty first month-to-month Sewol ‘Keep Put!’ vigil – Trafalgar Sq.

Open House, Sewol, Iran, Sabah, Sarawak & Orange Order

Again in Central London, my first protest was in Trafalgar Sq. the place a small group primarily of SOuth Koreans was persevering with their sequence of month-to-month vigils in reminiscence of he Sewol victims, primarily faculty kids who obeyed the order to ‘Keep Put’ on the decrease decks because the ship went down.

They proceed to demand the Korean authorities conduct an intensive inquiry into the catastrophe, recuperate all lacking victims, punish these accountable and enact particular anti-disaster laws.

forty first month-to-month Sewol ‘Keep Put!’ vigil

Overthrow the Islamic Regime of Iran – Trafalgar Sq.

Additionally in Trafalgar Sq. the 8 March Girls’s Organisation (Iran-Afghanistan) have been protesting on the twenty ninth anniversary of the bloodbath of political prisoners in Iraq following a fatwa by Ayatollah Khomeini calling for the dying of all Mojahedins and leftists as ‘fighters towards God’ and ‘apostates from Islam.’

The fatwa led to over 30,000 political prisoners, largely members of the principle opposition Individuals’s Mojahedin Group of Iran (PMOI/MEK) being executed, largely hanged in teams of six and buried in mass graves.

The protesters name for the overthrow of the Islamic regime as vital for the ‘litigation motion’ can obtain justice and construct a society the place such executions can not happen and nobody is suppressed, imprisoned or tortured for his or her concepts.

Extra photos: Overthrow the Islamic Regime of Iran.

Black Day for Sabah & Sarawak – Downing St

A brief distance down the highway at Downing St, Sabahans and Sarawkians have been protesting on Malaysia Day, which they are saying is a ‘Black Day for Sabah and Sarawak’, calling for a restoration of human rights and the repeal of the Sedition Act and and freedom for Sarawak and Sabah.

Amongst them was Doris Jones, the chief of the Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia secessionist motion in London.

When Malaysia was based on sixteenth September 1963 the 2 unbiased international locations in North Borneo joined with the Federation of Malaya and Singapore and got guarantees, assurances and undertakings for his or her future within the federation. These included ’20 factors’ of an Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) Report, which the prrotesters say have been forged apart, and anybody elevating them is being detained below a draconian Inner Safety Act.

Extra at Black Day for Sabah & Sarawak.

Lord Carson Memorial Parade – Cenotaph, Whitehall

The annual Lord Carson Memorial Parade, considered one of a number of annual parades by lodges of the Orange Order got here to the Cenotaph for wreaths to be laid. In addition to numerous lodges devoted to the Apprentice Boys of Derry there have been others remembering the Ulster regiments that fought on the Somme. In addition to members of lodges within the Dwelling Counties and London, these parades additionally embody some who come from Ulster and Scotland.

Lord Carson (1854-1935) was a number one choose and politician within the UK turning into Solicitor Normal and First Lord of the Admiralty. He had joined the Orange Order on the age of 19, and in 1911 grew to become the chief of the Ulster Unionists, decided to combat towards dwelling rule for Eire by “all means which can be discovered vital“, turning into one of many founders of a unionist militia that grew to become the Ulster Volunteer Drive.

However in later years he warned Unionists to not alienate the Catholics within the north, one thing which parades equivalent to this clearly do in some areas of Northern Eire. In London they’re much much less controversial, though I’ve at occasions been threatened by these collaborating for photographing them. However on this event I acquired only a few laborious stares and even some faintly welcoming grins from some who recognised me.

Extra photos on My London Diary at Lord Carson Memorial Parade.

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