Democracy Village, Parliament Square, London.
Democracy Village was established early in May by "a group of concerned citizens" to promote peace and protest the war in Afghanistan. "We want to let our government and the rest of the world know that we are deeply troubled by the way our country is being run and the way our tax money and resources are wasted on illegal and inhuman wars," the group's handout explains.
But London Mayor Boris Johnson is taking Democracy Village campers to court, trying to shut down their "peace strike" and anti-war protests on public land. A high court hearing last Thursday was continued until Monday, after other citizens asked permission to join the suit as defendants.
Tents backed up against a patch of lavender.
One of the group's placard quotes Martin Luther King: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Tents in the shadow of Parliament. The Democracy Village is located directly across the street from Big Ben. Much of the building is hidden under scaffolding, while undergoing renovations.