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London, UK

London, UK

I had just started a PhD in Anthropology at Goldsmiths University of London. About a month in, in November 2003, I turned up for a class in Anthropology and Representation, and our lecturer informed us that we were all going into town to join the protest against the Iraq war. A huge demonstration was underway in central London as George W. Bush was in town visiting Tony Blair. The demo was nearly as numerous as the one on February 15th, and it showed that feelings ran as strong, if not stronger than in February. The energy, community, and commitment of the protestors was awesome, and it was so important to demonstrate the massive opposition to the war and show Bush and Blair’s disdain for public opinion and humanitarian concern. My favourite banner of the day: “The only Bush I trust is my own”!