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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, United Kingdom

I marched with my partner, friends and colleagues through the streets of London UK and ended up at Hyde park listening to inspiring speeches which all went to waste…

Liverpool and Ormskirk

Hundreds marched in Liverpool to protest against the Iraq War. People of all ages took to the streets. We were also supported by people along the way.

London

Marched with some teachers from St Paul’s Way Community School

London, England

Started on South Bank and marched with friends after hearing Charles Kennedy of Liberal Democrats give a speech, he then joined the march to Hyde Park, All news media downplayed the numbers and of course Tony Blair ignored this massive…

Shetland Isles, Scotland

Hundreds of Shetlanders marched around Lerwick, Scotland’s most northerly town, shouting ‘Not in our Name’. It was a beautiful day and the demonstration was full of families. We were optimist. We felt our voices counted. We thought our options mattered….

London

I was 15, I had never considered doing anything like it before. I made posters in my art class and joined a coach of people from my small town. I have never see so many people together in one place….

london uk

I live in london and we went with the family and met friends…….we broke off half way round and had tea at fortnum and masons….a memorable day

London

It was the first march I had ever attended. The first of many. It was bitterly cold but spirits were incredibly high, hopeful, joyful. There was a tremendous sense of togetherness, determination to do the right thing no matter how…

London, England

I was so upset and enraged by the decisions being made by my government that when I heard about the march I decided to book a coach because I knew there would be others like me from my home town…

London

No story, just bitterness that our Prime Minister Tony Blair betrayed us all, through his duplicity 100 thousands of people have died. Blair and Bush should hang.

London

I travelled to London with my partner on the train as I remember feeling alarmed with the shocking escalation of the situation and I felt that Blair was going to support Bush without question. I did not believe in their…

London

A cold day. LOTS of people. The sense of something immense. Pouring into Hyde Park to hear Jesse Jackson speaking. A helicopter hovered over the stage throughout his speech which seemed like a deliberate act by Big Brother. A sinister…

London

We travelled by bus from Northampton. My 3 primary school age children all came. It was such a huge March by the time we reached the end all the speakers had finished. It was an incredible atmosphere and the best…

London, England.

I marched against the war in Iraq because I knew thousands of innocent lives would be lost. It would start a spiral of destruction .

London

Just new it was wrong, so I marched and will do it again!

London, UK

This was my first real demonstration. Going to war was clearly the wrong thing to consider doing. History tells us we were right. The numbers in London were mind boggling. Just a shame the government did not listen. Democracy in…

Dublin

I met all my friends, marched against the war and then went to the Stags Head. It was like a mini reunion. Everyone turned up.

Dublin, Ireland

I met all my friends, marched against the war and then went to the Stags Head. It was like a mini reunion. Everyone turned up.

London

I joined a coach in Oxford City centre and soon made firm friends with Rachel in the next seat, we spent the whole march together. I remember the amazing feeling of shared conviction and determination, the music and texting friends…

London, England

Marched with my mum, dad, brother and two nieces, took us three hours to get from Charing Cross to the Houses of Parliament, was well worth it, fantastic community, anti-war atmosphere. A shame those in power just ignored us all,…

London, UK

I previously protested against the War in Afghanistan. That time there were estimated to be 38,000 people there. It was a wet day, we spent time doing a sit-in as close to Downing Street as we could get. Ultimately, there…

London UK

From a very small town in mid Wales 3 coach loads of us left for London at an early hour. It seemed like the whole of the motorway was one long convoy, all heading for the demo. It was a…

London, UK

I just marched. I knew it was an horrific mistake and a deliberate attempt by Blair and Bush to hoodwink the world. So I marched. I also appeared in Lysistrata at the Pleasance as part of the protest. Euripides held…

London, England

It was the first time that I had ever been on a protest march – I was then in my late 50s. I came down from North Wales on a coach. When we reached London we could see more and…