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London, UK

London, UK

On Feburary 15th 2003, I was with my family; Aunty (41), cousin (3), cousin (13), sister (17) and me (19). It was my Aunty’s idea to get together on this day and march across London in protest of the war in Iraq.

We all believed passionately we could make a difference by coming together with such a huge mass of people and peaceful energy. I remember very clearly as we walked the streets of London, the residents in the flats above us hanging out their windows with banners and cheering us on, it was a wonderful feeling to be supported and united for a cause. One flat in particular were around 5 people hanging out the windows and they had a huge stereo playing John Lennon All you need is Love, as we walked past the crowd on the streets (including us) joined in singing “All you need is Love, Love is all you need”.

I remember very much feeling such an atmosphere of peaceful protest, and thinking WOW so much support for this cause. As well, we had a lovely time together as a family, walking with the crowds. It must have been Dylan’s (cousin, 3) first protest, I wonder if he can remember that day? It was great.