LONDON (AFP) - Brian Haw, a British peace campaigner who sat outside the Houses of Parliament for a decade in protest at the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, has died aged 62, his family said. The former carpenter died Saturday after a long battle with lung cancer, for which he had finally to give up his vigil on Parliament Square. Haw became a symbol of the anti-war campaign and of civil activism with his round-the-clock protest, which began on June 2, 2001 against sanctions imposed on Saddam Hussein's Iraq by his government and other Western nations. His anger grew when Britain joined the US invasion of Afghanistan later that year following the September 11 attacks, and then the war in Iraq in 2003.