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Opposition To War Increases. Biggest peace protest in a generation in London.

27.09.2002 00:43

28th Sept - In a powerful turnout of the opposition to the U.S. and U.K. driven proposals for war on Iraq, the anti-war demo organised by the Stop The War Coalition and the Muslim Association of Britain, and supported by CND and a large anti-capitalist bloc attracted according to the organizers around 400,000 demonstrators [video : audio]. Police had yesterday informed City of London Security that they were expecting 30-40,000 people on today's anti-war march, but by the afternoon had counted 'more than 150,000 people', adding there had been two arrests for minor public order offences. The Stop the War coalition has called for a national day of action on Thursday the 31st of October to stop the war.

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IMC UK Iraq Section

Similar protests were held throughout the world on Saturday. Around one hundred thousand demonstrated in Rome, while more actions were held in Milano, Cairo, Berlin (de), Dublin (pics), Sevilla and Madrid (esp), Sydney and across New Zealand [ 1 | 2 ]. Even as political opposition to an Iraq war builds in the U.S., thousands gathered in San Francisco [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ], Washington DC and hundreds rallied in St. Louis for peace.

See also: Iraq : Active Resistance to the Roots of War : Direct Action Against the War Now : Voices in the Wilderness : Media Workers Against War