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ON FEBRUARY 15, 2003, MILLIONS OF ORDINARY CITIZENS IN OVER 800 CITIES AROUND THE WORLD POURED INTO THE STREETS TO PROTEST AGAINST THE RUSH TOWARDS THE INVASION OF IRAQ.

According to BBC News, 6 to 10 million people took part in protests in up to 60 countries, on every continent, over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of February 2003. Other reports estimated the actual number was closer to 30 million. Protesters from Tasmania to Iceland, New York to Sydney, and London to Rome, marched against the impending war in Iraq. Even at the McMurdo base in Antarctica, more than 50 scientists staged a half-hour rally.

It has been described as “the biggest and most widespread collective protest the world has ever seen. Director, Amir Amirani, produced ‘We Are Many’ over 11 years, filming across seven countries including: Italy, Spain, Egypt, Sweden, Australia, the UK and the USA.

London

On the day I travelled up from SE London to London Bridge and walked towards the Embankment to the start. I never had any doubts about the need to demonstrate which I had done many times before against the threat…

London, UK

I travelled down down to London from Bedfordshire on the train with my wife and children. There were so many people doing the same. I couldn’t understand why the government want listening.

London, UK

I travelled down down to London from Bedfordshire on the train with my wife and children. There were so many people doing the same. I couldn’t understand why the government wasnt listening.

Iraq (Baghdad )

The atmosphere in Baghdad may have been different than it was in the rest of the world ,tension , fear , and anticipation was roaming all around the country, I was 6 years old at then, just starting my first…

London

I just had to be there, and I was. I really believed that with that many people saying ‘No’ to war, with that number of people so clear with their view and intent, that it would make a difference, that…

London

My wife to be Helen one of m best pals Dave and myself drove into central London, parked my car and unloaded our wheelchairs out of the boot. We took to the street to say ‘Not in Our Name’ and…

London, UK

I remember being shocked that the people just kept coming and coming into the park. People I know had never been on a demonstration before joined that day. Seeing more than a million people in one place was unreal. We…

London

My husband was a soldier, he died in 1992 shortly after coming back from Iraq, so when they decided another was was in order, I could no longer sit back and do nothing, some friends decided to join the march,this…

London, UK

Nothing special, just wanted to support for the anti-war protest – make a visible objection. Very privileged to see & hear one of the last public speeches given by Michael Foot, one of my great parliamentary heroes.

London, England

I marched with up to 2 million people in London. I marched with my sister and with my cousin and I felt the souls of all those people marching with me singing for peace, love and compassion. I marched against…

London, UK

I’ve been going on anti-war demos since I was in my pushchair – my parents were on the very first Aldermaston march. But this one felt like no other; I met people on the march who told me they had…

London

I was at the very end of the march helping hand out placards and things – word filtered back to us that the march had reached Hyde Park even before the marchers right at the back had started walking. It…

London

I was at the very end of the march helping hand out placards and things – word filtered back to us that the march had reached Hyde Park even before the marchers right at the back had started walking. It…

London

A cold but great day, such good spirits in the crowd. Met Andy Serkis (Gollum, King Kong) in the mass, hard to miss seeing as he had a LOTR jacket on. Didn’t get anywhere near Hyde Park which was a…

United Kingdom

I was a photographer on the stage. one of most memorable days of my life. Changed fuck all though!

London

It was a freezing cold day when I marched with two of my adult children. It was the biggest demo we’ve ever been on and took hours to get to Hyde Park. It was amazing and heart warming to see…

London, U.K

Marched to Hyde Park with my husband and my 2 year-old daughter in her pushchair. We had a wonderful day and had the opportunity to listen to some great speakers, including the late Charles Kennedy. It was a truly inspiring…

Brussels, Belgium

A long peaceful protest with people from all origins and levels of society. The protest went all the way to the U.S. embassy. I remember that the reason Bush and Blair (and Fogh Rasmussen for that matter) used to go…

Vancouver, Canada

I walked with many. It was a fantastic overwhelming unity.

London, England

We travelled by coach from Rochdale and knew that this was going to be a special day by the dozens of similar coaches we saw on the motorway and at the Warwick services where first we lost one of our…

Manchester

I went to the meeting place (Cheetham Hill) on my own. I wondered if I would meet anybody I knew. When I arrived I immediately saw former work colleague and as we started off two people I knew both from…

Washington DC

bitterly cold day – huge crowd

New York City, USA

We were amongst the million or so humans who filled 1st, 2nd, 3rd Avenues and beyond on 15 Feb 2015 in New York City. It was freezing cold but Mayor Bloomberg refused to allow us to march past the UN…

San Francisco

We walked from the Ferry Building to City Hall. Market Street was wall to wall people the entire distance.