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Veterans for Peace UK members discard their war medals in protest


Four members of Veterans for Peace UK (one representing another member who was unable to be present) discarded their war medals outside Downing Street yesterday in a powerful protest agains the UK bombing of Syria. The protest was widely reported in the media, with many pieces - such as this one - including video footage.

ForcesWatch staff were there in support, as we work closely with VfP, especially in education, raising critical thinking around the military in schools. Read a response to a VfP schools workshop here.

Three other VfP UK members discarded their medals in July: watch this film of itIn October, the VfP coordinator Ben Griffin gave a talk on ‘The Making of a Modern British Soldier’ - see the high-quality film of here.

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