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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.

Glasgow. Scotland

We went to several anti Iraq war marches around that time so I can’t remember exactly which one was ‘the big one’ but I do remember being kettled with my then three year old by some extremely hostile police.It was…

London, united kingdom

I marched to overthrow the corrupt government, and I’m still marching…..

Manchester

It was my first ever demo, I felt nervous but the suffering in Iraq made me angry, as I watched Blair lie his way into the war I knew it was wrong, I knew he was lieing – The manchester…

London, England

Although I had a young child at the time, I kept waking up thinking “this is something I would be prepared to go to jail for”. I went down on the train from Manchester with 4 other women. We never…

London, UK

There was a feeling of togetherness, of joining a mass of people who all felt the same. It was an awe inspiring testimony to the goodness that resides in all of us, to the goodness that we are all capable…

London, UK

Proud to have Marched (capital M intended as it was the most powerful march I have ever participated in) in that amazing day. With thousands of people I, a Portuguese student in the UK at the time, went to the…

London

Met friends and family, walked to Hyde Park. Heard speakers including Tony Benn. A good warm day with a very special atomosphere created by our wish not to go to war.

Colchester

We were on one of 9 coaches from Colchester. Never a response to any demo anything like that before. For many it was possibly the only demo they had ever attended. It did not stop the invasion because there was…

London

We marched in London, 3 generations of my family. The streets were so packed with humanity that we couldn’t actually march, more a sort of shuffle forward. We send off at the appointed hour, but it became clear very quickly…

London

No story other than it was my first ever protest and felt amazing

Coach from Birmingham, uk, to London

My main memory is just of the enormous numbers – came on a West Midlands CND coach with members of Hall Green CND (Brum) and friends. We passed lots of other coaches with posters in the windows, often saying where…

Sydney, Australia

I marched in the demonstration against the Iraq war in Sydney. There were so many people marching that the front of the march caught up with the beginning before me and my friends had even set out. The mood of…

Sydney, Australia

It was the biggest march I had ever seen. The whole of Sydney was brought to standstill. The crowd was so big that the march doubled up on itself; the front of the march reached the back of the crowd…

Trondheim, Norway

I’ve already had been to a few anti-war-protests and expected this to about the same size. I planned to meet my girlfriend and some others friends at the protest, but when I got there the streets were packed. It took…

London

I Marched in London- I was mental, people everywhere spilling out into side streets, cafe’s etc. My former husband also organised physicists against the war and took out an Advert in New Scientist. We both said what would come of…

London

I was rehearsing all day at the Royal Festival Hall. I crossed Waterloo bridge with some colleagues and joined the march on the north side of the Thames for a short while during our lunch hour.

London

I travelled from the North of England to take part in my first demo/march at the age of 60. I was full of outrage at Blair’s obvious dishonesty and pursuit of a policy that we could all see was both…

London

As an Iraqi exile living in the UK for 30 years, I always had a hope that one day Iraq will one day get rid of the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. However, during the few months before the “liberation” of…

London, UK

Me, my husband and our two daughters – aged 3 & 5 – marched. We marched so that my husband’s brother and brother in law wouldn’t be drafted into a war zone. They eventually did three and two tours of…

London, England

I marched in London. We left Folkestone early in the morning and were very near to the front of the march. We carried signs saying “Not in my name” and we blew our whistles when we reached Downing Street. We…

Bangor, North Wales

Many of us on the day could not get to the big marches. Perhaps could not afford to get there, had to work, had family commitments, many reasons, but there were smaller protests everywhere. We were amongst several hundred in…

Glasgow

We marched from Glasgow Green up the length of St Vincent street., taking turns to carry my three year old grandson on our shoulders As we went up the hill, we could see a mass of people as far as…

Glasgow, Scotland

Hi I took my two older daughters then aged almost 12 and 13 to the Glasgow March. I also had in the buggy my son of 18 months as my husband was more interested in going fishing that day. I…

London

I was with a small group from Devon who had to come to London to be part of the protest against the potential war in Iraq. At that time I was working in Plymouth and, because of that city’s connections…