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Military families on anti-war protest

Issue No. 1970

Susan Smith (centre) outside Downing Street (Pic: Jess Hurd/

Susan Smith (centre) outside Downing Street (Pic: Jess Hurd/

Philip Hewitt, a British soldier, was killed in Iraq ten weeks ago. His mother Susan Smith handed a letter in to Downing Street last Saturday calling on prime minister Tony Blair to bring the troops home.

Susan read her letter out at the rally in Hyde Park which concluded the anti-war march that day. “The Iraqi people see our soldiers as invaders. How many more must die before you listen? It is ten weeks today since my son was killed. There shouldn’t be any more.”




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