The British Veterans Group (BVG) took part in two demonstrations in one day in our Capital City on Wednesday March 6th 2013.
The first demonstration took place outside of the Argentinian Embassy where it focussed on Argentina’s continued claim to sovereignty of the Falkland Islands which they illegally invaded on April 2nd 1982.
Not long after this date, Great Britain sent a task force to the islands in the South Atlantic to re-take our land and to free British Nationals at the cost of 255 British Servicemen’s lives.
The demonstration took place opposite the Embassy and drew a lot of support from passers by who showed their appreciation by shaking the hands of our veterans.
One gentleman was so impressed with our stance that he brought a tray of teas and coffees.
Staff at the Embassy were slightly less impressed and as the tannoy system blasted their windows we couldn’t help think that perhaps they were made to feel a little uncomfortable knowing that the British public were in full support of the Falklands remaining British.
The second demonstration, where the emphasis was the war in Afghanistan, took place outside of the Houses of Parliament and again drew a lot of support from the general public.
We were greeted with warm handshakes and plenty of horn blasting as people saw our ‘No More Loss of British Blood’ banner and placards.
The surrounding buildings created perfect acoustics for the tannoy system which helped carry our message right into the lair of the beast.
We were greeted by people from all walks of life including off duty Guardsmen from the nearby barracks who joined us for a short chat and were in total agreement with our stance on global capitalist wars that are costing our country a fortune in money and lives.
“Today was very positive and well worth our trip to London. Being on the streets and making people aware of issues that are often swept under the carpet by our masters has helped raise our profile no end.
As a result of our efforts we recruited new member to our ranks.
I would like to thank everyone who took part and helped today including those in the background to make this demo the success it was” commented Veterans Officer Pete Molloy.
The BVG's protest was reported in the Buenos Aires Herald http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/125787/malvinas-islanders-ready-to-vote-despite-argentine-rejection
Membership of the BVG does not qualify for membership of the British National Party