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London Protests – a photo essay

Simon Bowes-Charles

Owner/Editor at Busara Ltd
I am a published writer, journalist and photo-journalist. I have an MA in Creative Writing and Journalism from the University of Wales. My literary work has been represented at the Bologna book fair and my journalism has been published in a number of UK national newspapers including 'the Observer'. My photo-journalism has been represented by Agence France-Presse.
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A selection of protest photos covering pro immigration, Black Lives Matter and anti-austerity protests, I have taken over the last year or so in London.

The photo of the people dressed in black is of members of the EDL at Trafalgar square tube station. There were about 10 of them. They were covering the faces and preparing to run out into the crowd of protestors, but I managed to get a few shots of their faces, they chased me instead out of the tube station and then decided to call it a day and decamped to a pub.

The two photos at the bottom are of a #BlackLivesMatter protest outside the old US Embassy in London. The three guys in silhouette beneath the US flag were embassy security guards watching out over the peaceful protest in the public gardens in front of the embassy.