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    Posted February 5, 2013 by
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    The war through your eyes: Iraq 10 years on

    One Million March through London, February 15th 2003

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     London-based owenm took part in the city's massive anti-Iraq war protest on February 15 2003, barely a month before the invasion. Estimates for the size of the crowd ranged from 750,000 to one million, making it one of the largest demonstrations in the city's tumultous history. "The noise was deafening, especially as we marched down Piccadilly [in central London]," he said. "There was no trouble, unless you count the numerous fires that were lit in the evening at Hyde Park [where the protest ended] so that protesters could keep warm as it got dark." Simultaenous anti-war protests were held across the world, with a demonstration in Rome hitting three million participants. "I doubt I'll ever have the experience again of being united with so many people in one place for one purpose," he added.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    A few of my pictures from the February 15th demo against the impending Iraq War. I doubt I'll ever have the experience again of being united with so many people in one place for one purpose. The crowds were packed and the noise was deafening, especially as we marched down Piccadilly. There was no trouble, unless you count the numerous fires that were lit in the evening at Hyde Park so that protesters could keep warm as it got dark. Even students from Eton brought their own banner to the march.
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