The panorama was taken to capture Brian Haw’s Peace Protest at Parliament Square, London, before police mounted a massive night-time operation to dismantle the display on 23 May 2006. The centre of the panorama featured a canvas by the artist Banksy.
Taken from Brian’s website – Initially he was campaigning against the economic sanctions on Iraq and the bombing of the country by the US and UK. After 11 September 2001, he widened his focus, directing his messages of peace against the ‘war on terror’, the terror that the US and UK have inflicted on Afghanistan and Iraq. He protests on behalf of those innocent people who suffer and die in other countries, as our governments seek to further their own economic, military, politcial and strategic interests around the world.