This year's Turner Prize has been won by British artist Mark Wallinger for his politicised installation State Britain, a recreation of Parliament Square peace campaigner Brian Haw's Anti-Iraq protest that was destroyed by police in 2006.

Anyone who travelled past London's Houses of Parliament between 2001 and 2006 could not fail to notice the one-man protest that Haw led continuously from his tent on the square, and in fact continues today, though now carefully within the new protest laws created especially to remove him! Wallinger painstakingly recreated all 40 meters of the the destroyed protest camp in incredible detail, down to the messages of support left by the public, and controversially displayed his replica at a gallery lying half inside the 1km radius of the Palace of Westminster within which these new laws forbid political protest.

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