Anti-war protester Brian Haw dies
Veteran anti-war campaigner Brian Haw has died.
A statement on his website brianhaw.tv said that "our father" Mr Haw had lost his battle with lung cancer on Saturday.
The message, addressed to friends and supporters, said: "It is with deepest regret that I inform you that our father, Brian, passed away this morning.
"As you know he was battling lung cancer, and was having treatment in Germany.
"He left us in his sleep and in no pain, after a long, hard fight."
Protester Haw had been battling for his right to remain living in a tent in Parliament Square.
The statement, signed "Brian's family" continued: "With your help we have been able to share months more than we should have had with him, and for that we are eternally grateful.
"We would like to have this time to be together as a family, to share in the love he gave us, and respectfully ask that you allow us this time undisturbed.
"We will make further arrangements known to you all in due course."
Fellow members of the Parliament Square Peace Campaign said the authorities "should forever be ashamed of their disgraceful behaviour towards Brian".