© Agence France-PresseWikileaks founder Julian Assange pushes through photographers and camera crews as he leaves the High Court in central London, July 2011.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and socialite Jemima Khan led a protest in London Saturday against the war in Afghanistan, 10 years after the United States and Britain went to war against the Taliban.
Organisers of the Stop The War Coalition claimed 5,000 people attended the protest in central London's historic Trafalgar Square. London's Metropolitan Police did not give a figure.
"There comes a moment when you have to ask what is more dangerous, terrorism or counter-terrorism," Khan, the former wife of Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan, told the crowd.
"Afghanistan is still the worst place in the world for women to live.... So by any standards, our mission in Afghanistan has failed."
Assange, who is currently under strict bail conditions as he fights extradition from Britain to Sweden on charges of rape, compared journalists and soldiers to war criminals.