In Pictures: Papal Protests

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 89 months ago
In Pictures: Papal Protests
Nice alliteration. Photo / Massimo Usai
Nice alliteration. Photo / Massimo Usai
Photo / Joe Dunckley
Photo / Joe Dunckley
Photo / Nick Atkins
Photo / Nick Atkins
The atheists' Bible. Photo / Zefrog.
The atheists' Bible. Photo / Zefrog.
Friendly atheists? They're the worst kind. Photo / tezzer57
Friendly atheists? They're the worst kind. Photo / tezzer57
Protestor points out the Pope's ignorance of Godwin's Law. Photo / Zefrog.
Protestor points out the Pope's ignorance of Godwin's Law. Photo / Zefrog.
Yeah, that'll learn him good. Photo / Massimo Usai.
Yeah, that'll learn him good. Photo / Massimo Usai.
Ben Goldacre, with Richard Dawkins, Johann Hari and Peter Tatchell in the background, and a woman apparently conducting a séance. Photo / Joe Dunckley
Ben Goldacre, with Richard Dawkins, Johann Hari and Peter Tatchell in the background, and a woman apparently conducting a séance. Photo / Joe Dunckley
Johann Hari and Richard Dawkins. Photo / zefrog.
Johann Hari and Richard Dawkins. Photo / zefrog.
Photo / tezzer57
Photo / tezzer57
Photo / NickAtkins
Photo / NickAtkins
Photo / Zefrog.
Photo / Zefrog.
Peter Tatchell + megaphone. Photo / Zefrog.
Peter Tatchell + megaphone. Photo / Zefrog.
Photo / Joe Dunckley
Photo / Joe Dunckley
Nice alliteration. Photo / Massimo Usai
Nice alliteration. Photo / Massimo Usai
Photo / Joe Dunckley
Photo / Joe Dunckley
Photo / Nick Atkins
Photo / Nick Atkins
The atheists' Bible. Photo / Zefrog.
The atheists' Bible. Photo / Zefrog.
Friendly atheists? They're the worst kind. Photo / tezzer57
Friendly atheists? They're the worst kind. Photo / tezzer57
Protestor points out the Pope's ignorance of Godwin's Law. Photo / Zefrog.
Protestor points out the Pope's ignorance of Godwin's Law. Photo / Zefrog.
Yeah, that'll learn him good. Photo / Massimo Usai.
Yeah, that'll learn him good. Photo / Massimo Usai.
Ben Goldacre, with Richard Dawkins, Johann Hari and Peter Tatchell in the background, and a woman apparently conducting a séance. Photo / Joe Dunckley
Ben Goldacre, with Richard Dawkins, Johann Hari and Peter Tatchell in the background, and a woman apparently conducting a séance. Photo / Joe Dunckley
Johann Hari and Richard Dawkins. Photo / zefrog.
Johann Hari and Richard Dawkins. Photo / zefrog.
Photo / tezzer57
Photo / tezzer57
Photo / NickAtkins
Photo / NickAtkins
Photo / Zefrog.
Photo / Zefrog.
Peter Tatchell + megaphone. Photo / Zefrog.
Peter Tatchell + megaphone. Photo / Zefrog.
Photo / Joe Dunckley
Photo / Joe Dunckley

Not since David Blaine's perspex box-stunt in 2003 (or, at a push, George W. Bush in 2008) has the arrival of one man in London sparked such vitriol. Thousands massed around the Mall and beyond over the weekend to complain about the Holy Father's state visit.

Check out our Flickr pool for hundreds more pics of the protest. You might even see a couple of candid shots of Benedict XVI in there, although the preponderance of protest photos suggests that Londonist readers as a whole weren't entirely in favour of the papal visit.

Last Updated 20 September 2010