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Last Updated: Monday, 31 May, 2004, 09:36 GMT 10:36 UK
Activist marks three-year protest
Brian Haw
Brian Haw protests against the war in Iraq
The family of a man who has been staging a protest about Britain's role in Iraq are travelling to London to mark three years of campaigning.

Brian Haw from Redditch, Worcs, has been camped by the Houses of Parliament in an effort to persuade the government to pull out of the war-torn country.

Monday marks the third anniversary of his campaign to highlight what he claims are human rights abuses in Iraq.

His son Peter said he admires his father's determination but misses him.

Plastic sheet

His family will also be joined by dozens of Mr Haw's supporters.

The father-of-seven sleeps under a plastic sheet with his placards.

He began his protest in Parliament Square on 1 June 2001, initially calling for an end to sanctions against Iraq and then later demonstrating about the war.

Last October, Westminster Council failed in an attempt to evict the campaigner after High Court Judge Mr Justice Gray refused to grant an injunction restraining him from obstructing the pavement with his placards.

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