|John McDonnell MP and LRC chair speaking|
By New Worker Correspondent
SEVERAL hundred peace campaigners, including many Syrians and Iranians, gathered outside the American embassy in Grosvenor Square last Saturday to protest at the preparations for new Nato aggression against Syria and Iran.
The rally was organised by the Stop the War Coalition (StWC) and supported by many organisations, including a large delegation from the Occupy London protest.
Speakers included Tony Benn, John Rees, national officer of StWC, Labour MP John McDonnell, CND chair Kate Hudson, Iranian activist Shirin Shafaie, actor Roger Lloyd Pack, Lyndsey German of StWC and many others. The event was chaired by Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn.
Protesters carried banners saying: "Don't attack Iran" and "Hands off Iran and Syria", while the crowd joined together in chanting: "One, two, three, four, we don't want another war. Five, six, seven, eight, stop the killing, stop the hate."
All condemned the double standards of Nato and the western imperialists, whose motive was to control the oil resources of the Middle East and warned that the horrors that have been unleashed on Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya must not be allowed to happen in Syria and Iran.