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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.” This film will unveil the drama, emotion, magnitude and testimonies of a historic day. Watch the trailer below.

Your Stories

Chicago, USA

We shut down downtown! Specifically Michigan Ave

Chicago, USA

London

I dragged out my three sons and husband – youngest was in a pushchair – we had to wait two hours at Charing Cross before we set off as there were so many people – we thought they must listen to us but they just wanted blood and thought it…

London

London

I dragged out my three sons and husband – youngest was in a pushchair – we had to wait two hours at Charing Cross before we set off as there were so many people – we thought they must listen to us but they just wanted blood and thought it…

London

San Francisco USA

My family demonstrated in the streets against the illegal, immoral invasion of Iraq. We prayed for the many victims of a senseless, needless war of aggression.

San Francisco USA

San Francisco USA

My family demonstrated in the streets against the illegal, immoral invasion of Iraq. We prayed for the many victims of a senseless, needless war of aggression.

San Francisco USA

Dublin, Ireland

I took my children – a three year old, twin 8 year olds and an 11 year old. We had a brilliant day, looking at the crowds, the entertainers and the banners. We have photos of the day – my girls are so proud that they were there.

Dublin, Ireland

London, UK

About 6 friends and I marched in London. It was the first protest I had been on. We were full of hope when we saw how many people were marching with us. We marched the entire way to Hyde Park. There were smiles and I felt a feeling of overwhelming…

London, UK

Melbourne

We traveled 160 km to Melbourne, because we were determined maximize the impact of our protest….it was amazing, so many people had gathered in Federation Square, and were spilling way back along the streets, Flinders and Swanston, in both directions, more people than I had ever seen congregated in one…

Melbourne

London

My late husband Denis, aged 76, and I, both active in the World Development tMovement and Cafod, travelled by bus with a group of protesters from Hastings.it was wonderful to be part of the vast multitude on the march – people of all ages races and creeds- demanding peace not…

London

Washington, D.C. Usa

Road overnight bus chartered by native Americans from Lco res in nw Wisconsin to Washington. Had great day protesting in the cold, then road overnight to get back home. Any congressman that says no one knew there were no weapons of mass destruction is not credible. All they had to…

Washington, D.C. Usa

Manchester

I marched with my two babies in pushchairs. I remember wearing a “not in my name “badge around that time and almost all of my friends thought I had gone mad. My friends are all left wing and highly intelligent. The media campaign was so clever – it made everyone…

Manchester

Manchester, England

My son was 14 at the time and determined to go on the march to protest against the impending war in Iraq. I had taken him on demonstrations against the previous invasion 10 years earlier or so, pushing him in his buggy. I was nervous about him being on the…

Manchester, England

London, UK.

I went with my husband and two very small children. I felt that we were making a difference. It seemed to me that so many people’s voices must make the government listen. We were not heard. I was changed by it, and not for the better. I have not marched…

London, UK.

London, UK.

I went with my husband and two very small children. I felt that we were making a difference. It seemed to me that so many people’s voices must make the government listen. We were not heard. I was changed by it, and not for the better. I have not marched…

London, UK.

London, UK.

I went with my husband and two very small children. I felt that we were making a difference. It seemed to me that so many people’s voices must make the government listen. We were not heard. I was changed by it, and not for the better. I have not marched…

London, UK.

London

My wife and I and a friend, just ordinary people, were dismayed at the accelerated drum beat to war. Blix and Al Baredi were asking for another few months to confirm Sadam didn’t have WMD’s. We had to do something to show our support for the weapons inspectors, and to…

London

London

Got on the Train to Waterloo, and was surprised to see it many obviously heading for the March. Began to get a good feeling and be excited – surely we could influence Gvt?. At Waterloo Station I couldn’t believe the numbers! There were so many of us. We were kind…

London

London

The first protest I went to with friends rather than parents at the age of 15 (although of course my parents where there also). I felt the power of the people, the atmosphere was full of hope and love, people singing and chanting in favor of peace not war. It…

London

London

It was the first march I attended. I was 10, and with my parents and our local Quaker meeting group. The march, and the aftermath of the march, made a huge impact on me. I remember climbing on my dads back as we went through trafalgar square, and seeing the…

London

London

I marched with my two girls aged 7 and 5 and my wife, it was wonderful, serious, joyous, noisy and moving. I work in Westminster, I’m a maintenance man, over the weeks/months I had become very politicised, leaflets and info was being handed out around there all the time. Resulting…

London

London, England

It was the first time I’d been on a march of any kind. I was only 7, but my Mum and Dad took me and my two sisters (aged 9 and 5). I remember it being the most amount of people I’d ever seen in one place. I remember the…

London, England

Vancouver Canada

– I came to Canada in 1969 as a refugee from American militarism. I knew what a war based on lies meant to people attacked by the United States. The Vietnamese people were slaughtered mercilessly by the American military and I felt it my duty to express my opposition to…

Vancouver Canada

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

It was a inspiring day. I had just moved to NC to be a teacher there. It was powerful to discover many of my new colleagues were also there participating in the march!

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

London, England.

When I think back to that time I am struck by rage, depression and betrayal. I went on the demonstration by myself because I felt this was not a social event. When I got there I was confronted by an image of people who were just like me, my contemporaries.…

London, England.

London

Picked up at 5am from deserted streets in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. I was involved in Sunderland stop the war organisation. We travelled to London and I was quite nervous, at 21 I never attended a national rally before but felt so strongly about the impending attack on Iraq I…

London

LONDON

Amazing atmosphere, amazing people, amazing sense of finally, we’re coming together to change things for the better. One of the most inspiring days of my life.

LONDON

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

I had recently begun a relationship with a man I met online. We lived over a hundred miles apart and as I was a nurse, working night duty and most weekends and he worked standard office weekday hours, our time together was rare and precious. On the day of the…

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

London

I was pregnant and took my two year old too. A fab demo !

London

Glasgow

I woke up at 6am to Talking Heads singing Psycho Killer as my alarm call. Woke my husband and 6 children aged (at the time) 3, 4, 8, 9, 14 & 15 for breakfast. Once we were all ready, we left to make the 80 mile drive to Glasgow City…

Glasgow

Manchester

Myself and university friend Jenny saw the protest coming down Oxford Road, Manchester out of our studio window. We decided to join the protest rather than have the reviews booked in with our tutor. Thanks for our tutor, Howard for agreeing and seeing it was more important to us to…

Manchester

Manchester

Myself and university friend Jenny saw the protest coming down Oxford Road, Manchester out of our studio window. We decided to join the protest rather than have the reviews booked in with our tutor. Thanks for our tutor, Howard for agreeing and seeing it was more important to us to…

Manchester

London

Felt it would work. So many people.

London

London

Felt it would work. So many people.

London

London

I was far too young to understand it (bare in mind I am now 18, so that would have been 13 years ago), but I remember being on my dads shoulders chanting “Down down Tony Blair!” with thousands of people. I remember seeing thousands of people underneath me and I…

London

London Euston

I felt I had to do this. In all the names of the soldiers who had died in all the wars, particularly WW1 and WW11. There was no sense of us being in jeopardy. Nothing was being done about dictators in other countries. We didn’t do this with Idi Amin…

London Euston

London

I marched with friends and family. It felt empowering to be part of such a massive crowd, and we were horrified when the government took no notice. But it’s incredibly important to me that even if we weren’t able to stop the disastrous war, the march went down in history…

London

London

I marched with friends and family. It felt empowering to be part of such a massive crowd, and we were horrified when the government took no notice. But it’s incredibly important to me that even if we weren’t able to stop the disastrous war, the march went down in history…

London

Paris, France

We joined the march, even though we had little doubt about what was going to happen next… I grew up hearing about democracy and really believed as a kid that we were lucky enough to live in this better system. My disappointment has been growing ever since.

Paris, France

Glasgow

My daughter insisted we go on the march.We had to get up real early to drive from Northumberland. The sheer size of the demonstration and the peaceful atmosphere re-invigorated my tired activist heart. The silence.The fierce intent.These stay with me.I am proud of my daughter and so glad I was…

Glasgow

London, UK

Went with some friends to show the world that going to war again wasn’t the answer. We should have learnt from our past mistakes that going to war doesn’t resolve anything.

London, UK

London

I believed that it would make a differense. But Sadly it made none. Looking forward to see him in court. And to be sent down for massmurder, home and away… He is With George Bush the biggest terrorists of the world today!!!!!

London

London, UK

I had given birth just a few weeks before the Protest March, but my husband I knew we needed to join the protest. We bundled our little baby warmly and marched together with millions. We have a lovely photo of her in the pram surrounded by banners warning that an…

London, UK

London

I was one of the young children on the shoulders of their parents. I lived up in Sheffield and my mother took me down because she felt so strongly about us not going to war, I’m glad I was able to attend and show my support.

London

London, U.K

Marched to Hyde Park with my husband and my 2 year-old daughter in her pushchair. We had a wonderful day and had the opportunity to listen to some great speakers, including the late Charles Kennedy. It was a truly inspiring place to be and have your voice heard.

London, U.K

Brussels, Belgium

A long peaceful protest with people from all origins and levels of society. The protest went all the way to the U.S. embassy. I remember that the reason Bush and Blair (and Fogh Rasmussen for that matter) used to go to war was considered false from day one. In hindsight,…

Brussels, Belgium

Vancouver, Canada

I walked with many. It was a fantastic overwhelming unity.

Vancouver, Canada

London, England

We travelled by coach from Rochdale and knew that this was going to be a special day by the dozens of similar coaches we saw on the motorway and at the Warwick services where first we lost one of our party and then ‘rescued’ a man left behind by his…

London, England

Manchester,

I went to the meeting place (Cheetham Hill) on my own. I wondered if I would meet anybody I knew. When I arrived I immediately saw former work colleague and as we started off two people I knew both from the Labour Party and going on CND marches. As we…

Manchester,

washington dc

bitterly cold day – huge crowd

washington dc

New York City, USA

We were amongst the million or so humans who filled 1st, 2nd, 3rd Avenues and beyond on 15 Feb 2015 in New York City. It was freezing cold but Mayor Bloomberg refused to allow us to march past the UN (we were a security threat!), so we all stood behind…

New York City, USA

San Francisco

We walked from the Ferry Building to City Hall. Market Street was wall to wall people the entire distance.

San Francisco

London

I remember the day as clear as Crystal. The oppressive feeling of the build up to war was weighing heavy on mine and many more of my friends shoulders. We all met at Brixton tube station and already there where hundreds of people with placards and signs getting on the…

London

London, G. B.

My Story for 15 February 2003 My story is of the best day of my life. 2 and Quarter Million People on the streets of London (if you ask me, I can supply convincing evidence that it was that number) and more than 40 Million, actually on the streets, around…

London, G. B.

London, UK

I went down on one of 4 coaches from Matlock organised by the people associated with Scarthin Books in Cromford. I sat next to expat Welsh man Tony Rees from Matlock and conversed in Welsh on the journey down the M1 to London. We were heartened to see the huge…

London, UK

London

I was a Student Nurse at the time. I travelled to London from Nottingham on a full coach with other marchers. When we were at the motorway services it was obvious that the turnout was going to be massive. I found the whole day very inspiring and emotional to see…

London

London, UK

I hade never been on a demonstration in all my 46 years but I felt so strongly about what was being said and proposed at that time, I just had to go. So on that Saturday morning my husband and I boarded a train from north Kent to make the…

London, UK

New York City with Attorney General Ramsey Clark

New York City with Attorney General Ramsey Clark

New York City with Attorney General Ramsey Clark

Seattle USA

My wife and I had demonstrated on our own at the busiest street corner and were encouraged with the ratio of thumbs up to “F” you. It was pretty trying to do it on our own, so we were encouraged when there was a mass demonstration in Seattle, just 40…

Seattle USA

London

Travelled on a coach from Rochdale with othermembers of Rochdale & Littleborough peace group. Seemed like the crack of dawn but still didn’t reach the main event neverthe less it was a profoundly moving & affirming experience & we were right !

London

Bournemouth, England

I was visiting home. I have lived in the States for many years now, but I watched in horror as the Bush administration beat the drums for war. I tried in my speech at the Bournemouth rally to tell the British people that many in America were against the war.…

Bournemouth, England

London. UK

We marched all day and evening and I have never felt much part of the world as then. All of us are brothers and sisters and we must never forget that now more than ever. We cam from Bridgwater in Somerset and came with the Labour Party branch and had…

London. UK

London, UK

I was 20 at the time and I march because I could not believe that the US wasnt going to listen to the UN, that they were going to take matters into their own hands and not listen to the body meant to protect us from these actions. My favorite…

London, UK

Glasgow

Me and my daughter Ashley Storrie took part in our first ever protest march. We made a banner and we were stunned at the crowds in Glasgow. We sang, we wept, we sang songs and we chanted slogans as we thought of the innocent people being killed in our name.…

Glasgow

london

London was full with people all against the tide that was causing suffering. It was all a ploy for agendas as we see in what has happened and still is happening now in middle east. The people causing this war with powerful funding of politicians to lobby for self interest…

london

London, UK

I marched just two days after my 16th birthday. The Iraq war was my political awakening, introducing me to many of the injustices in the world as well as the power we hold. Over the past 12 years I’ve continued the journey through student movements, occupy and now work in…

London, UK

London, UK

I lived in a town relatively untouched by political activism, I responded to a flyer about the Anti Nazi League and through that met a handful of people in the last part of 2002. We decided to go on the march in Feb. Some of them were members of the…

London, UK

London

I think it was Feb 2003….but it was the big one with Charles Kennedy speaking in Hyde park…unbelievable that they still went ahead with the madness despite the incredible turnout….democracy?

London

London, England

I travelled from Kent to London by train with my friend Rob. I desperately wanted to add my voice to the anti-war movement – I hated the idea that the rest of the world might think British people were supporting the war. I’D made a banner saying ‘NOT IN MY…

London, England

London, UK

Joined a massive march, had many friends at different points of the march. When I got to the end point at Hyde Park there were still friends of mine at the beginning it was that big. The Police underestimated the amount of people on the march, it really was one…

London, UK

London

My partner and I travelled from the west country. We were at the head of the march and when we arrived at the stage in Hyde Park we looked back and saw a sight we will never forget. Two million on that march, on a freezing day in February saying…

London

Copenhagen

No story,but the last of many really big marches here in Denmark I participated in.No violence during march no Police-brutality I would say a lot of dignity.A united strength and solidarity with the Iraky People.As participating since marches against the Vietnam-war it was good to see and feel so many…

Copenhagen

Scotland

I marched with my friends in Glasgow. We carried paper doves.

Scotland

Sydney, Australia

I’ve never been in amongst so many people. The day was very civilised, we had Yum cha for breakfast then marched to Hyde Park. Looking back, it was amazing to be part of but huge sadness remains at what followed.

Sydney, Australia

Halifax, Canada

It was a very cold day and a group of 4 families, including mine, drove into the city for the March. We were already aware of the numbers of the March in London and were very inspired to hear of Marches across the world although the press coverage in Canada…

Halifax, Canada

London, UK

I left the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London) with others from my course after our MSc graduation to join the March as it came close by. Many others from the School did the same.

London, UK

London

I marched with The Woodcraft folk, my youth group in London. I couldn’t believe that this was under a Labour government. I have never voted Labour since. On the first day of the Iraq war we also stormed our town hall, in Brighton, Sussex. The Police came in and sprayed…

London

London

I was appalled that we were planning to bomb Iraq for trumped-up reasons. I had to take a stand.

London

London

I was appalled that we were planning to bomb Iraq for trumped-up reasons. I had to take a stand.

London

London

Marched with the Woodcraft Folk. Took my 10 year old daughter Cassie with me. We all wore orange T shirts printed for the demo.

London

London

I tend to be a silent protester (rather than a fence sitter) and have wondered in the past at the value of protests. On the eve of the Iraq war however being promoted by Tony Blair and his ilk together with the obvious and blatant lies involved I decided to…

London

London, UK

I walked that day with my family including my three young children aged 2, 5 and 8 and with my parents aged 65 and 84. The fact that all these generations were represented demonstrated to me how widespread the opposition to the war was and how peace was important to…

London, UK

London UK

I was on holiday in sunny Wales when I first heard about the London Rally. I immediately phoned work to book the day off. A week before the date I was informed that I had been double booked and would have to come in to work. I apologised to my…

London UK

New York City, New York

I nearly froze. My toes were numb. The cops tried to prevent us from getting to the UN, but we somehow made it.

New York City, New York

London England

Joined the Matlock Stop The War group in 2002, went on the coach organised by them to the march, we never got to Hyde Park the march was backed up right back to Gower st.

London England

London

I was 60 years of age. I traveled 150 miles by bus to London on the day. Met my two sons accompanied by girlfriends. We were all incensed by the plan to invade Iraq. Such a wide range of ages and characters on the March. All with one purpose to…

London

london

there were twice as many people at the march as the media reported… the front of the march arrived at the final point and there were still people starting at the beginning.. I’ve never seen so many people united in one cause

london

Adelaide, Australia

This was the first protest movement I participated in. I remember the strong sense of moral outrage and the collective consciousness of the crowd as we marched against injustice and for a better state of humanity.

Adelaide, Australia

London

I came to london to protest against the absolute lies being told by Tony Blair and the british media with my three good friends…i felt overwhemled by the scale of the deception being perpertrated by the US and british goverment that i simply could not sit at home and do…

London

Brisbane Australia

First street March ever

Brisbane Australia

London

This was my first March I was 24, I went with my Mum and a local group she was a member of from our home town, Bury st Edmunds in Suffolk, the black and gold banner we marched under can been seen in the sea of people in many of…

London

London, UK

I marched with my father and friends. He was 67 years old at the time and walked with a cane. We had shared many discussions about our shared opposition to the war since the invasion of Afghanistan and we recognised the build up to the Iraq invasion as being part…

London, UK

Washington DC

I then lived in Omaha Nebraska and was not surrounded by liberal friends but I had to do something because I felt so strongly that this was wrong. So I found a bus that a few people had reserved to take people to DC and decided I must go. I…

Washington DC

Portland, Oregon United States

I marched with my wife and my son in this event. I had been reading how we were being led into this invasion with lies and knew I couldn’t stand on the sidelines and not lend my voice and body in this protest.

Portland, Oregon United States

Vancouver, United States

In late December 2002, several of us from Vancouver, Washington found ourselves at another peace movement meeting in nearby Portland, Oregon. We asked ourselves why we didn’t have a peace movement in our home of Vancouver. We began Vancouver for Peace during the first week of January 2003. On February…

Vancouver, United States

Seattle, WA

Marched on two separate occasions – 1st was huge – I have no idea of the estimate of numbers of people, but marched right down 5th avenue looking forward & backward and saw nothing but a sea of people. I marched next to a Jamaican/Rasta style marching band, and ran…

Seattle, WA

Washington DC, USA

Took a bus early in the morning with my friend Jorge from NYC to Washington DC. Went with friends to all marches against the war in NYC. Still fume when I remember Bush saying that the vast sea of protesters marching in the streets ot the capital was nothing more…

Washington DC, USA

Sydney

No story – I walked to protest a war that was patently unjust and uncalled for. And look at the subsequent misery and mayhem that have been unleashed. A magnificent film deserving of a wide audience.

Sydney

San Francisco, USA

My younger daughter and I were living in Santa Cruz, CA and my older daughter was attending UC Santa Barbara. On Feb. 15, 2003 my older daughter came up and the three of us and a number of their friends in two cars, went up to San Francisco and participated…

San Francisco, USA

Berlin

I was in Berlin at the time from New Mexico where I was living. The march was one of the most powerful and memorable I have been on. 500 000 people, Germans mostly, but also a surprising number of Americans – among them “Texans against Bush” and “Democrats Abroad” etc.…

Berlin

San Francisco, California, United States

I joined the march downtown. This was the first time in my life I had attended a march for anything. I just couldn’t believe that war was an answer to anything and had to speak up and show up.

San Francisco, California, United States

Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

My partner (no longer living) and I fashioned our signs and marched with 8,000 other people from the Roundhouse (state Capitol building) to the Plaza! My sign was dripping with red paint, a bit graphic and actually upset a tourist on the plaza. I felt all of us world wide…

Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

Boulder, CO, US

It was a small number, husband suffered from a break down from events related to 9/11 and by the time of this march the marriage had collapsed and I walked with my 7 year old son. The pain from having tried to go on with our lives as if the…

Boulder, CO, US

London

It was a bitterly cold day; I had cycled there with 2 friends. We joined the march and then listened to speakers in Hyde Park who included the Rev Jesse Jackson, Vanessa Redgrave and Bianca Jagger. It was incredible to be out there, in protest, with so many people but…

London

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York City

Not my story . . . rather my promo for the film: ANTI-WAR ACTIVISTS . . . Peace Makers . . . Lovers of Life . . . If you were one of the millions upon millions of individuals (and yes – there were that many people) who took to…

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York City

Melbourne, Australia

The biggest protest I’ve been to was also the one that made me realise that I didn’t live in the democracy I thought I did. Even though thousands demanded ‘NO WAR’, our country still went to war. I couldn’t understand how the country I’d been told was a democracy was…

Melbourne, Australia

NYC, USA

Cold weather, duct tape, police dogs/horses, civil obedience/disobedience, love/hate, warm soup!

NYC, USA

London, UK

I have never experienced anything like that in my life before or since.

London, UK

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I went to the demonstration in Amsterdam together with my father, my sister and a good friend. I remember the banners NO WAR FOR OIL. And this is exactly what the problem was and still is. It felt terrible that also the Dutch government were part of the so called…

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

London

No story. What we did together was valid in its own right and what ever happened after that fact cannot be deleted from history. And when the history of that time comes to be written, it will have to say, we were there.

London

London

Amazed at the numbers. I marched with my son, his partner and a friend

London

Tucson Arizona, United States

At sunset we marched from a church to the Campbell – Speedway streets intersection. We did a candlelight vigil for peace. My 11 year-old son was with me. He’s 24, now. We’re still at war.

Tucson Arizona, United States

New York, NY

I was a volunteer with United for Peace and Justice, I spent days handing out flyers beforehand (and getting yelled at by people who said ‘we want war!’) and then the whole day I was selling buttons and hats etc in the street to make money for the organizers. After…

New York, NY

London, UK

I was 10 years old, I made my own banner at school and pleaded with my mum to take me to the demonstration. The march may not have changed the fact that we went to war, but I will never forget the unity of passion and the outpouring of humanity…

London, UK

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Me and 3 friends marched with 10’s of thousands from dam square to the Leidseplein. We carried a giant white sphere and threw it to people … bouncing it around the crowd. We stayed on the Leidseplein for a few hours and listened to the speeches and roared with the…

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sydney, Australia

My wife and I took our 5 year old daughter to the protest. My daughter is now 19 years old and she is so proud that she stood together in protest on this day.

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

My wife and I took our 5 year old daughter to the protest. My daughter is now 19 years old and she is so proud that she stood together in protest on this day.

Sydney, Australia

London

Never been on protest but was in London and saw a countryside alliance March a year before. When saw this and thought “well if these prats can have their say, then I have mine”, so when along with wife and two year old daughter. Wierd that it was the countryside…

London

LONDON, UK

Woke up that day and thought to myself.. I have to get down there! But I needed a sign, So I used a mop handle taped w/cardboard. & then I printed out the image that summed things up for me.. a cartoon of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, orange suit on,…

LONDON, UK

London

I marched through London with my then to be husband.

London

New York City – U.S.A.

We chartered a bus from Town Hall in Arlington, Massachusetts which left at 7 am in the freezing/dark/cold. It was a full bus. We got to NYC at 10:30 where we “joined the millions” to protest the coming war on Iraq. Richie Havens opened the rally with his anthemic “Freedom”…

New York City – U.S.A.

Madrid

I was working as a tour manager in Madrid. My group of American students and I joined the marchers entering the Puerta Del Sol as we made our way across to our hotel. These teenagers then stood on the balcony shouting ‘No A La Guerra’ for hours, and were chuffed…

Madrid

London

I marched in London with my friend Tim. It was a massive march, the weather was a little cold and very grey and I remember Hari Krishna people brightening the scene with their orange robes and drums amongst all the different crowns of anarchists, communists, Trade Unions and other non-affiliated…

London

New York City

We made signs, bundled up in our warmest coats, and marched with about 1 million people in NYC. There was a group of Thayer artists named Billionaires for Bush carrying signs “Blood for oil!” We were students & professionals, artists & lawyers, children & grannies, rich & poor, and every…

New York City

NYC

It was quite cold, but the energy was electric. How I wish the war had been averted! So much death and futility.

NYC

San Francisco, USA

My clearest memory of that day is the amazing tamales someone was selling out of a cooler. It was a long time ago, but I remember the sea of people in front of City Hall. I remember looking down Market St. and seeing more people behind us than I had…

San Francisco, USA

Great Waltham, Chelmsford

At the time I was a busy mother of 4 and could not get child care so decided to organise a peace rally in our church where those of us who could not go to London to march got together for the day – people could come and write a…

Great Waltham, Chelmsford

Newcastle upon Tyne

I was 13 years old in 2003 and I remember on the day of the march, there was a buzz. People in school were talking about it. At lunchtime we decided that we were going to try and leave the school (which wasn’t allowed) and get the Metro into town…

Newcastle upon Tyne

London

Myself and two friends plus my friends son and his girlfriend. We went on the first March where I remember a lot of angry people. I thought by the time of the 2nd March that if the politicians ignored us that democracy was dead. As we were ignored I lost…

London

London

March through London

London

Wellington New Zealand

Wellington New Zealand

Wellington New Zealand

Los Angeles, California

I felt alive and powerful. We all had smiles on our faces and felt united and hopeful.

Los Angeles, California

London

I joined the March in Trafalgar square. it seemed to go on forever. People swarmed into the Square for hours on end and then I remember migrating to Hyde Park. There were millions of people. The largest demonstration I had ever seen although the Press, as they do now, tried…

London

New York City

I don’t go to demonstrations these days, but this one felt important. I got out of the subway on Manhattan’s East Side and was amazed at the amount of demonstrators everywhere, on Lexington, 3rd, 2nd and 1st avenues. I’d been to the big anti-war demonstrations of the 60s and the…

New York City

New York City

I marched with my daughter. I couldn’t understand why everyone in the world did not know the Bush/Cheney propaganda was bogus. (When we tried to enter Bloomingdale’s after the march they turned us away because of our signs. lol)

New York City

Minneapolis, USA

I marched in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I had moved to the US from the UK a few days before 11 Sept 2001. I heard so much racism, Islamophobia and war mongering in those years. But as I marched with thousands of people in the streets of Minneapolis, I realized that many…

Minneapolis, USA

London, UK

At the time I had been living in the UK for 8 years and during those 8 years I never felt moved to get involved let alone travel to London with my 7 years old daughter to march against a war in Iraq. As events unfolded prior to the march…

London, UK

London, England

Ever since I was a teenager, I have been cynical about political demonstrations, not only in Iraq, my home country, but also in Britain, my adopted country, as I feel the system is so rigged – overtly or covertly – that demonstrations simply help to legitimise it by implying that…

London, England

Washington D.C

I was there. It was in Washington D.C. USA. I crossed the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie,Ontario around 9:00 p.m. on the Friday evening. It was snowing hard. We all met at a College in Buffalo, N.Y. Six buses left that evening and traveled all night to Washington arriving around…

Washington D.C

London

I happened to be the organiser of the Young People’s Parliament for Essex. Aged 11-16 they all wanted to go so I hurriedly organised parental permission and a couple of parents came as well. It was the first march they had been on so what an introduction to protest !…

London

London

It was clear there were no WMDs and that getting control of Iraq’s oil was paramount. The fact that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 was also clear. As predicted a country that had few if any terrorists was turned into a chaotic hotbed of terrorism. Blair’s arrogant disregard…

London

London, UK

A total humbling experience to be part of such a world movement with a united voice of ‘not in my name’. We experienced the inevitable kettling by the Police but it didn’t break the chain of resistance that was powerfully palable- linked as we knew for sure – with a…

London, UK

London, UK

I’ve been on protest marches for various issues since I was a teenager, including the notorious anti-poll tax demo that ended in mass riots (and was the death knell of Margaret Thatcher’s leadership). But nothing prepared me for the sheer size of the anti Iraq invasion demo. I was with…

London, UK

Woodbridge

London. We travelled by coach which was organised by our local Greenpeace group (Waveney Greenpeace) from Suffolk to London. Rob my partner and our son James who was 10 years old. We had an amazing and inspirational day. We really believed it would make the difference that was so desperately…

Woodbridge

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Cars were not being allowed into the city so we had to find another way. My son, Fraser, and my grand-daughter, Lydia, (then aged 13) who live in Edinburgh came to West Lothian because we had been told, most kindly, that Linlithgow SNP could let us have places on their…

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Cars were not being allowed into the city so we had to find another way. My son, Fraser, and my grand-daughter, Lydia, (then aged 13) who live in Edinburgh came to West Lothian because we had been told, most kindly, that Linlithgow SNP could let us have places on their…

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Bradford, UK

As well as marches, there were lots of acts of civil disobedience all over the UK. In Bradford, on the morning of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, myself and a group of a dozen or so people chained ourselves together across Leeds Road, one of the main roads…

Bradford, UK

Colchester, Essex

I attended a candlelight vigil at Essex University. It was very moving.

Colchester, Essex

London, England

I marched with friends and family in London. It was a massive march and it took us a long time to get to where the march was due to start from and an even longer time before the march got under way. When we started we went along the Thames…

London, England

London

I was just 14 but old enough to feel rage. Me and 5 other friends bunked school after second period and reached Central London around midday. There, we joined the protest (the front, middle, back- we didn’t know. There were too many people) and marched until the night. It was…

London

London

I met a friend I’ve known for 20 years who is from Iraq originally, and who has a far more interesting story to tell than me. Through her I met her friend, Chris Johnstone, on the march. He is co-author with Joanna Macy of Active Hope – www.activehope.info/chris-johnstone.html – so…

London

London, UK

Inspiring!

London, UK

Glasgow Scotland

I marched along with tens of thousands of men women and children. I had marched on the same route in 1968 to protest about the Vietnam War.This day 2003 I was accompanied by my daughter who was 4 mths pregnant with my first grandchild.I felt such a mix of emotions…

Glasgow Scotland

Glasgow Scotland

I marched along with tens of thousands of men women and children. I had marched on the same route in 1968 to protest about the Vietnam War.This day 2003 I was accompanied by my daughter who was 4 mths pregnant with my first grandchild.I felt such a mix of emotions…

Glasgow Scotland

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.…

London, UK

Glasgow, Scotland

Tony Blair was visiting Glasgow. We marched, good humoured, from George Square to Crown Plaza Hotel where he was attending a meeting, many of us convinced that our numbers, our passion, our conviction that he was one of us, would be the factor that would make him stand against war.…

Glasgow, Scotland

London

I went to the demo in London with my family. It was the biggest demonstration I had ever been on, so big that we stood going nowhere for a long time, went for a coffee, came back and still the march had not moved on. We had come from the…

London

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 terrifying.

Glasgow. Scotland

london, united kingdom

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

london, united kingdom

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 demo was massive and somewhat intimidating to a newby but…

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 reached the end of the march because it was so…

London, England

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 of.

London, UK

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 March in London. We screamed for the world to hear,…

London, UK

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.

London

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 no other pressure we applied (like non payment over the…

Colchester

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 that we would never reach the rally, so many people.…

London

London

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

London

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 they were from as well as that they were going…

Coach from Birmingham, uk, to London

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 the crowd was jubilant and defiant. I had never seen…

Sydney, Australia

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 before I had even taken a step. The mood was…

Sydney, Australia

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 my one hour to find my girlfriend, and while I…

Trondheim, Norway

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 this war- what has happened. And yet the powers that…

London

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

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 immoral and doomed to failure. It’s no comfort to be…

London

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 Iraq, I had a gut feeling that things are not…

London

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 duty respectively. They came back alive, but not unscathed. Many…

London, UK

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 marched until we reached Hyde Park. As we walked back…

London, England

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 Bangor in North Wales on the day, seeing the passion,…

Bangor, North Wales

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 the eye could see, in either direction. When we got…

Glasgow

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 wanted the girls to know that you can say not…

Glasgow, Scotland

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 with the navy, felt very much a minority voice in…

London

London

My name is Ismael from El Salvador and have lived in the UK-London since 1995. On that historic day myself and my friends Mike and Eva joined the protest at Piccadilly Circus and marched all the way to Hyde park and heard all the speaches. It was a fantastic atmosphere…

London

London UK

A strong,proud day around the world in the name off peace by so many beautiful people, but unfortunately the ugly people still continued with their slaughter and distruction, BASTARDS !!!!

London UK

london

I went alone, as nobody in my family agreed with my action. but at the end of the day, i made many friends and like-minded people and felt more convinced them ever, that it was the right thing to do

london

London

I travelled independently by rain from Hereford. I was amazed as we stopped at every station, especially villages in Tory heartland Cotswolds, to see how many ordinary families, some armed with banners, were joining the protest. It definitely was a popular cause which was, regrettably, ignored by our rulers.

London

Joplin, MO USA

I took part in this, a local college campus peace group and other demonstrations.

Joplin, MO USA

London

Took our son who was 7 on his first demo. An amazing experience. ran into so many people we knew

London

London, Hyde Park

After attending the rally me and a friend road tripped down to olive oil country in Spain. Everywhere we went we saw anti war poster, bed sheets hung over balconies. Even in a scruffy olive oil ‘depot’, the very old farmer had a ‘Non la guerre’ poster behind his scruffy…

London, Hyde Park

London, UK

Several of us traveled down from Bristol. We had dodgy homemade posters. They had to be dodgy; they represented the evidence gathered to convince us of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. On my poster, pens were stuck on showing the mass stocks of weapons; aspirin were the chemical weapons alluded…

London, UK

London, England

After many smaller protests in Suffolk and Norfolk, where we have more U.S. bases than anywhere else, my friend Annie and I travelled to London with others from our area. Old, young, couples, families…all with one thing to say. NOT IN OUR NAME. Arriving in London we were consumed by…

London, England

London, England

It was an amazing experience. I had never seen so many people together. There were so many images, posters, so many different groups of people, all coming together for one purpose.

London, England

Seattle, WA, USA

My husband and I joined the march (and others like it) with our young daughters, 2 and 5, one of whom perched on my husband’s shoulders shouting, “We don’t want a war,” except she couldn’t say her “r’s” so it was “We don’t want a waw.” But the message was…

Seattle, WA, USA

London UK

My family came from across the UK to London to march. So many people and they ignored us.

London UK

London, UK

I was 12 years old and my mum and I marched together. It was my first protest and it was such an exciting and strange feeling to walk with united strangers.

London, UK

London

I’d marched before for and against several issues over the years but this felt different from the start. Just the hint of the size. The point it hit me I think was as we went down the length of Whitehall and the march stretched ahead and behind as far as…

London

London UK

I traveled from Falkirk, Scotland to London UK and took part in the Mass Anti War Demonstration. I took part, not because it would halt the war, since Blair / Bush et al had already made up their minds, I took part because of the charade they played vis-a-vis the…

London UK

Scarborough, UK

As a teenager in secondary school but already a protestor of the war, there was no choice but the run out of school. Literally run; chased by teachers and staff. The first attempt (with a band of 3-4 dozen others) was to run into next door school’s field and get…

Scarborough, UK

London

I was six months pregnant. It was a hard day on my feet. I remember thinking, ‘So, this is why pregnant women don’t create revolutions.’ I didn’t want my baby born into a world at war. I was gutted that we weren’t listened to, but glad that by marching I…

London

london

i came from Preston and managed to get one of the lasts seats, all the transport was full, how many more would have come if there had been the means to get there? I hoped and prayed it would make a difference, even if the governments went to war, the…

london

Stockholm, Sweden

It was really cold but we could make it because we were so many with the same goal. We tried to save lifes.

Stockholm, Sweden

Brighton UK

People could not believe a Labour Government would take this country to war. There was so much anger and resolve in the march that the government get the message that this was not the will of the people.

Brighton UK

London

I marched with my mum and Steve and my friend and his father who had family in Iraq. i remember the sheer volume of people in the streets- old and young from all walks of life… Feeling euphoric to be part of something and thinking how could the government ignore…

London

London, UK

It was an inspiring day, people from all over the country marched through London and for a moment we believed we could change the direction our government was heading in. The optimism in the crowd was palpable and I think many of us were even more devastated by what came…

London, UK

London

Came down with several other members of Unison from Worcester. Managed to make it to Hyde Park to see Tony Benn & Miss Dynamte! I felt that there was by that time no way we could actually stop Bush & Blair, but that it was vital that we said “NOT…

London

London

Came down with several other members of Unison from Worcester. Managed to make it to Hyde Park to see Tony Benn & Miss Dynamte! I felt that there was by that time no way we could actually stop Bush & Blair, but that it was vital that we said “NOT…

London

London

Came down with several other members of Unison from Worcester. Managed to make it to Hyde Park to see Tony Benn & Miss Dynamte! I felt that there was by that time no way we could actually stop Bush & Blair, but that it was vital that we said “NOT…

London

London

I was there.

London

London

Coming down the M4 first thing in the morning, it was just one coach after another and the Leigh Delamere services looked like a coach rally. Exeter usually manages one coach for big demos, half-full if we’re lucky – this time we sent 20 !; Exmouth sent a coach; Chagford…

London

London, England

I marched in London with a million others….You know the rest of the story!

London, England

London, UK

it was one of the first BIG demos i went to – i thought it was too important to miss. i met the global women’s strike there and have been involved with the group since then.

London, UK

London

I went there on my own. None of my friends then wanted to go. I found the area with the music and stuck with it sharing lots of dancing and smiles with people there. I was so moved by it and so angry and disappointed afterwards – it was like…

London

London

We live in plymouth, but have family in watford. So we travelled up and stayed overnight in watford. We took our family on the March. We had three children, our eldest daughter was 14and we have twins who were 9 at the time. It was the first demonstration they have…

London

London

I went with my three children on the march in London. We caught a crowded train from Lewes full of fellow protestors and the atmosphere was purposeful, determined, but very pleasant. We walked to Hyde Park and then made our way home. There was a clear feeling in my mind…

London

London

I went with two friends from our small town, Reepham, and we believed that each of us represented at least 10 other friends who did not attend. It was an extraordinary and amazing day. We were all in our mid fifties then. But the anger I still feel toward Bush…

London

San Francisco, CA

I marched with some of the children and their parents from my class at a Waldorf school in Marin County. I remember how inspiring it was to be in the streets with up to 200,000 other people, all sharing my opinion that this war was a terrible, no good, evil…

San Francisco, CA

London, UK

I could not believe the number of people that came to the London march. Of course the police wildly under-estimated the size of the march as they always do with anti-government events.

London, UK

London

My wife and two friends together a young man from our Amnesty Group

London

London. UK

I have been on so many marches in my life but this was the biggest, most momentous outpouring of feeling for peace and again war and conflict that I gave ever experienced. I was do proud to be there and declare ‘not in my name’.

London. UK

London. UK

I have been on so many marches in my life but this was the biggest, most momentous outpouring of feeling for peace and again war and conflict that I have ever experienced. I was do proud to be there and declare ‘not in my name’.

London. UK

London

Not In My Name. My feet were like ice blocks, waiting for Tony Benn to speak in Hyde Park.

London

Glasgow

Marched with my brother. Abiding memory of the day was two girls with a placard reading “We’ve shaved off our pubic hair, read our lips, No More Bush!”

Glasgow

London, England

I flew in from Italy, where I was living and working at the time, to join family and friends in London (where I’ve lived most of my life) to take part in this protest. It was peaceful and beautiful, with people from all walks of life and sections of society…

London, England

Woodbridge

Travelled by coach to London. Our son was 10. We had an amazing day so peaceful and beautiful. Marching slowly down Oxford street was mesmerizing with people cheering and clapping as we strolled on by. One small figure of a man holding a hugh peace flag and waving it over…

Woodbridge

London, England

All our family attended. Could not believe that so many people turned out to join the march. Met up with many friends and their families from the Northern cities and towns such as Leeds,Bradford, Manchester, Oldham and Rochdale. There seems a real sense of solidarity among people from different walks…

London, England

London, UK

We went as a family to the demonstration on the 15th and many before and after. We saw the We Are Many movie last night with our 12 year old daughter who was there as a baby. The film celebrated the power of truth and showed the ways this has…

London, UK

London

Amazing experience and a day I will never forget. So many people who see through the lies, who won’t forget either

London

London, UK

I came back from university for the day and marched with my Dad. He’s no longer with us but he taught me everything I know about justice, peace and equality. I remember him saying, “It’s times like these you need to get out onto the streets”. We joined the crowd…

London, UK

London, England

My Wife of five months and I, had never been on a protest march together before, but she felt so strongly about the proposed attack on Iraq, that she immediately declared to me “I’m going to join the protest march!” It was her first ever protest and she didn’t know…

London, England

London

On the day I travelled up from SE London to London Bridge and walked towards the Embankment to the start. I never had any doubts about the need to demonstrate which I had done many times before against the threat of war. As always, however, until the start of the…

London

London, UK

I travelled down down to London from Bedfordshire on the train with my wife and children. There were so many people doing the same. I couldn’t understand why the government want listening.

London, UK

London, UK

I travelled down down to London from Bedfordshire on the train with my wife and children. There were so many people doing the same. I couldn’t understand why the government wasnt listening.

London, UK

Iraq (Baghdad )

The atmosphere in Baghdad may have been different than it was in the rest of the world ,tension , fear , and anticipation was roaming all around the country, I was 6 years old at then, just starting my first primary year schooling, I used to hear my father and…

Iraq (Baghdad )

Iraq (Baghdad )

The atmosphere in Baghdad may have been different than it was in the rest of the world ,tension , fear , and anticipation was roaming all around the country, I was 6 years old at then, just starting my first primary year schooling, I used to hear my father and…

Iraq (Baghdad )

London

I just had to be there, and I was. I really believed that with that many people saying ‘No’ to war, with that number of people so clear with their view and intent, that it would make a difference, that the government would hear it. When it didn’t, my understanding…

London

London

My wife to be Helen one of m best pals Dave and myself drove into central London, parked my car and unloaded our wheelchairs out of the boot. We took to the street to say ‘Not in Our Name’ and we wheeled the the three and a half mile march…

London

London, UK

I remember being shocked that the people just kept coming and coming into the park. People I know had never been on a demonstration before joined that day. Seeing more than a million people in one place was unreal. We thought it was impossible to ignore. Sadly, Blair did ignore…

London, UK

London

My husband was a soldier, he died in 1992 shortly after coming back from Iraq, so when they decided another was was in order, I could no longer sit back and do nothing, some friends decided to join the march,this was my first march, and it gave me a opportunity…

London

London, UK

Nothing special, just wanted to support for the anti-war protest – make a visible objection. Very privileged to see & hear one of the last public speeches given by Michael Foot, one of my great parliamentary heroes.

London, UK

London, England

I marched with up to 2 million people in London. I marched with my sister and with my cousin and I felt the souls of all those people marching with me singing for peace, love and compassion. I marched against hate and suffering. Even though they still went to war,…

London, England

London, UK

I’ve been going on anti-war demos since I was in my pushchair – my parents were on the very first Aldermaston march. But this one felt like no other; I met people on the march who told me they had never been on a demonstration before, but they felt so…

London, UK

London

I was at the very end of the march helping hand out placards and things – word filtered back to us that the march had reached Hyde Park even before the marchers right at the back had started walking. It was such an amazing feeling knowing so many people were…

London

London

I was at the very end of the march helping hand out placards and things – word filtered back to us that the march had reached Hyde Park even before the marchers right at the back had started walking. It was such an amazing feeling knowing so many people were…

London

London

A cold but great day, such good spirits in the crowd. Met Andy Serkis (Gollum, King Kong) in the mass, hard to miss seeing as he had a LOTR jacket on. Didn’t get anywhere near Hyde Park which was a little disapointing, spent most of the day jammed on the…

London

United Kingdom

I was a photographer on the stage. one of most memorable days of my life. Changed fuck all though!

United Kingdom

London

It was a freezing cold day when I marched with two of my adult children. It was the biggest demo we’ve ever been on and took hours to get to Hyde Park. It was amazing and heart warming to see so many object to war. We are furious that our…

London

Reading UK

Caught a coach with friends and other people concerned about making a stand. I had a problem with my mobility so took a camping stool with me, if I needed to sit down. I got seperated from my group but not difficult to get chatting with strangers. I found myself…

Reading UK

London

I travelled to London with my partner on the train as I remember feeling alarmed with the shocking escalation of the situation and I felt that Blair was going to support Bush without question. I did not believe in their claim about Iraq possessing WMD. I suspected that both leaders…

London

london

Wemt dpwm tp Londpn by coach from Bangor. There were about six coaches. At service stations on the journey we met loads pf others all heading to the March.

london

london, uk

It was wrong. We had to say it.

london, uk

London

I went to London from Blackburn in Lancashire on the train with my baby son and young daughter to join the march. We attached a huge love heart on sticks to the push chair. There were so many people I was worried about losing my daughter in the crowds but…

London

London

Last demo with my dad.

London

London England

I don’t remember what happened really, I suffer with long term memory. But I was there, I know that

London England

London, England

It was the first time that I had ever been on a protest march – I was then in my late 50s. I came down from North Wales on a coach. When we reached London we could see more and more coaches arriving, full of people from all over the…

London, England

London

A cold day. LOTS of people. The sense of something immense. Pouring into Hyde Park to hear Jesse Jackson speaking. A helicopter hovered over the stage throughout his speech which seemed like a deliberate act by Big Brother. A sinister and strange thing for someone to have ordered. We all…

London

London, UK

I just marched. I knew it was an horrific mistake and a deliberate attempt by Blair and Bush to hoodwink the world. So I marched. I also appeared in Lysistrata at the Pleasance as part of the protest. Euripides held the great secret to end wars. It’s why groups of…

London, UK

London

We travelled by bus from Northampton. My 3 primary school age children all came. It was such a huge March by the time we reached the end all the speakers had finished. It was an incredible atmosphere and the best March I have ever attended although I am quite experienced…

London

London, UK

I previously protested against the War in Afghanistan. That time there were estimated to be 38,000 people there. It was a wet day, we spent time doing a sit-in as close to Downing Street as we could get. Ultimately, there were a lot of police waiting for us to get…

London, UK

London UK

From a very small town in mid Wales 3 coach loads of us left for London at an early hour. It seemed like the whole of the motorway was one long convoy, all heading for the demo. It was a fantastic atmosphere and the energy was incredible. When we finally…

London UK

London, England

Marched with my mum, dad, brother and two nieces, took us three hours to get from Charing Cross to the Houses of Parliament, was well worth it, fantastic community, anti-war atmosphere. A shame those in power just ignored us all, maybe if they’d have walked amongst us some humility and…

London, England

London, England.

I marched against the war in Iraq because I knew thousands of innocent lives would be lost. It would start a spiral of destruction .

London, England.

London

Just new it was wrong, so I marched and will do it again!

London

London, UK

This was my first real demonstration. Going to war was clearly the wrong thing to consider doing. History tells us we were right. The numbers in London were mind boggling. Just a shame the government did not listen. Democracy in action? Not from where I stood

London, UK

Dublin

I met all my friends, marched against the war and then went to the Stags Head. It was like a mini reunion. Everyone turned up.

Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

I met all my friends, marched against the war and then went to the Stags Head. It was like a mini reunion. Everyone turned up.

Dublin, Ireland

London

I joined a coach in Oxford City centre and soon made firm friends with Rachel in the next seat, we spent the whole march together. I remember the amazing feeling of shared conviction and determination, the music and texting friends on other parts of the march. I met up with…

London

Shetland Isles, Scotland

Hundreds of Shetlanders marched around Lerwick, Scotland’s most northerly town, shouting ‘Not in our Name’. It was a beautiful day and the demonstration was full of families. We were optimist. We felt our voices counted. We thought our options mattered. The lasses ran ahead playing and singing and I carried…

Shetland Isles, Scotland

London

I was 15, I had never considered doing anything like it before. I made posters in my art class and joined a coach of people from my small town. I have never see so many people together in one place. As far as you could see in every direction. It…

London

london uk

I live in london and we went with the family and met friends…….we broke off half way round and had tea at fortnum and masons….a memorable day

london uk

London

It was the first march I had ever attended. The first of many. It was bitterly cold but spirits were incredibly high, hopeful, joyful. There was a tremendous sense of togetherness, determination to do the right thing no matter how physically testing. A sense of being on the edge of…

London

London, England

I was so upset and enraged by the decisions being made by my government that when I heard about the march I decided to book a coach because I knew there would be others like me from my home town Glastonbury in Somerset who would want to take part in…

London, England

Lomdon

No story, just bitterness that our Prime Minister Tony Blair betrayed us all, through his duplicity 100 thousands of people have died. Blair and Bush should hang.

Lomdon

London, England

Started on South Bank and marched with friends after hearing Charles Kennedy of Liberal Democrats give a speech, he then joined the march to Hyde Park, All news media downplayed the numbers and of course Tony Blair ignored this massive protest because he’d already got his orders from America and…

London, England

London

The last march I was on was an Aldermaston march,so not exactly a regular protester. But ,like many many people of who had never marched before I felt an overwhelming need to DO something about the insane rushing towards an war that NOBODY wanted. It was a very powerful feeling…

London

València, Spain

I haven’t photographies of 15F in Valencia, but I have them of later days, in http://www.uv.es/pla/03320val.htm Also, I published links to demonstrations in all the world, in http://www.uv.es/pla/EUPV/15FLHCG.htm

València, Spain

London, United Kingdom

I marched with my partner, friends and colleagues through the streets of London UK and ended up at Hyde park listening to inspiring speeches which all went to waste…

London, United Kingdom

Liverpool and Ormskirk

Hundreds marched in Liverpool to protest against the Iraq War. People of all ages took to the streets. We were also supported by people along the way.

Liverpool and Ormskirk

London

Marched with some teachers from St Paul’s Way Community School

London

Hobart Australia

Myself, my two children, my partner and all my friends marched on February 15th, 2003. It was the biggest, most energetic march that has ever happened in Hobart – 20,000 people was my guess. I saw old friends on the march that I had not seen in years. I was…

Hobart Australia

Edinburgh

Walked on a sunny day with hope

Edinburgh

London, United Kingdom

I marched alongside Pensioners, Students, Off duty Police officers, Lawyers, Unemployed and even members of the Armed Forces. It was the most passionate and amazing day of my life. I felt like we couldn’t be ignored and that it was the start of a change. I was broken when that…

London, United Kingdom

York, North Yorkshire

I resigned from the Labour Party over this issue. I wanted to join the march to show that the Government was not acting in my name. I was ashamed of the U.K. I took my son, who was then only six, and joined with others who had small children with…

York, North Yorkshire

Whaingaroa-Raglan, Aotearoa New Zealand

We held a rally by the sea in our little village of 5000 souls. There were about 100 of us, all ages, both sexes and many ethnicities. Calling for peace and no NZ Troops to be sent to Iraq. With an open mic, everyone who wanted to had a chance…

Whaingaroa-Raglan, Aotearoa New Zealand

Treforest

Too congested to actually march so we shuffled shoulder to shoulder thru London, England until we reached Hyde Park, then strode straight back to coach for Pontypridd, Wales. Too full to slip away for coffee – like trying to jump into a strong current in a river. It was bitterly…

Treforest

London

I joined the demonstration in London. The march was huge and peaceful and was supported by a large cross section of the British people and clearly showed that Blair did not have a mandate to wage an illegal war on Iraq. Anybody with an an ounce of common sense could…

London

London

My whole family were there. My wife and I came down from York and we met up with our two children who live in London. We assembled at Gower Street where it began to dawn on us how huge this was. It was hours until we moved off and the…

London

London

After feeling utterly powerless and seeing that the then-Tony Blair-led govt was taking us to war regardless, joining the march was the only thing I could do to demonstrate how I felt. It was the first demo I went on and I took my mother with me. One of the…

London

Ascot

I travelled down from Dundee overnight in a coach full of strangers who agreed with me. I was sat next to a veteran and we swapped stories and stuck together through the day, and the whole of the next night back singing on the bus. And yet now I am…

Ascot

London

I marched in London traveling from North Wales, I felt part of something big, good, great, I loved the togetherness, “our name”, you and me my friend, we hold the same and I am proud to walk alongside you. Of course you can,t help but enjoy a carnival atmosphere, the…

London

London, to Hyde Park

Marvellous day, met a very knowledgable chap who took my photo of me with my banner, which still has a prominent place on the bookcase, I can’t remember his name, but would love, to get an email from him, what a day!!! the speeches and atmosphere were unforgettable.

London, to Hyde Park

Portsmouth England

My wife and I are not the protesting types, but we were both so incensed by the prospect of being dragged into a silly conflict that we wanted to make our voices heard. My abiding memory is that the police formed a cordon to stop protesters going into MacDonald’s!

Portsmouth England

London

We got the chartered train along with many others from Hull and walked with thousands of others to Hyde Park – we took so long to get there (the streets were THICK with so many people/dogs, music and police) that the happening in Hyde Park was over by the time…

London

London

It was an incredible day. The numbers of people and the diversity was tremendous. I could not believe how many people came and I was excited and moved.There were thousands of parents with their children. There were thousands young people dressed in their favourite colours with colours in their hair…

London

London

CRY HAVOC By Peter Biddulph December 13, 2006 Morton’s Neuroma. That’s what the surgeon said. If you walk for a long time on a hard surface, the nerve in your third knuckle on your left foot will fire off, and you’ll be in trouble. And so I was, shuffling through…

London

San Francisco, CA USA

I had been going to meetings and smaller rallies since July 2002 in San Francisco. My nephew, in the Marines Reserve, had been called up to Camp Pendleton (he bravely refused to be deployed to Iraq when asked). My heart was full of anticipatory grief in February 2003. I feared…

San Francisco, CA USA

Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg Fredsaktion (Peace Action) was formed in October 2001 in response to the then threat of war in Afghanistan. Sadly it didn’t stay a threat for long. The people of Aalborg were initially slightly bemused at our vigils and other activities, although not altogether unsupportive, but nobody wanted a war…

Aalborg, Denmark

LONDON- UNITED KINGDOM

I was working in London at the time. I was following really closely everything that was going on in Iraq, and was appalled by the series of lies Tony Blair was inventing to justify this crime. The day of the march was a magnificent day. Together with thousands of people…

LONDON- UNITED KINGDOM

London, UK

With two small children and a dog, in the big city for the day, being a country boy, I’d never seen so many people. And they still went ahead…..

London, UK

London, U.K.

Travelled up by train to the London demonstration with my two sons aged 11and 7, most amazing site to see the sheer mass of people on the streets ( who were a vast cross section of society) together in opposition to the war

London, U.K.

Edinburgh

This was the first demonstration I had ever been involved in. Feeling so angry that my country was launching a war against Iraq that I knew was wrong I felt compelled to attend the march. It was an incredible feeling to be part of something so big, and to be…

Edinburgh

London, England

Abingdon Peace Group took a coach full of people down, which dropped us on the South Bank. We crossed Waterloo Bridge and joined a massive diversion round Aldwych to join the tail end of the march, and ended up actually bringing up the rear, with volunteers sweeping up litter behind…

London, England

London, England

I felt then, and still do, that war is never the answer. I went to the march with my daughter and it was a tremendous feeling being with so many like minded people. I am also proud that we can protest in relative safety which is not the case for…

London, England

Asheville, NC

I was there. Hundreds, if not thousands, gathered in Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville, NC. There trees were full of people, as was every bench, table, rock, sidewalk, and brick wall around the park. The people spilled into the streets. I was my first major protest and a couple of…

Asheville, NC

Newton, Massachusetts, USA

A rather large gathering at the Newton Center “triangle.”  As always, I was feeling uncomfortable in the role of a demonstrator but very obviously not as much as some other people around me.  It was rush hour at this commuters’ cross-road and quite a few people honked their horn.  A…

Newton, Massachusetts, USA

london

First I marched against the invasion of Afghanistan, before the UK went in. By the time Blair was planning Iraq too I was livid. It was obviously all going to backfire.  My brother and his daughters came up from Bristol, we met on the Embankment and hooked up with other…

london

Los Angeles, CA – To stand with 100,000 on the streets of Hollywood will be a day I will never forget. 

I started protesting in 2002.  I was involved with an organization who supported a women’s group in Afghanistan called the Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan.  I did not believe that was was the answer in Afghanistan and also in Iraq.  I had gone up to San Francisco for…

Los Angeles, CA – To stand with 100,000 on the streets of Hollywood will be a day I will never forget. 

London, UK – There were so many of us

The thing that impressed me the most that day was not only the sheer number of people who showed up from all over the UK but also the pervading spirit of optimism. We all truly believed that, like the Vietnam protests that some of us participated in during the late 60s,…

London, UK – There were so many of us

London, UK – It was an amazing time.

I was studying Arabic at SOAS at the time and been to check out Syria and Damascus University where I was hoping to do a year of my degree. I stayed a few months and travelled to Jordan and Lebanon. It was an amazing time. I got back to Uni…

London, UK –  It was an amazing time.

London, UK – We had to stand up and be counted.

Betrayed by Blair, we had to stand up and be counted. I took my 9 year old daughter on the London March. I wanted her to understand that you have to get off your arse sometimes and make your voice heard.

London, UK – We had to stand up and be counted.

Brisbane, Australia – It took an hour for the 100 000 protesters to get from City Hall to the forum at the Botanic Gardens.

The largest Brisbane anti-war rally was on Sunday 16 February 2003. Three of us, Helen Grant-Taylor, Ann Darvall and Dawn Joyce, took the train into the city for an 11 am start. There was standing room only on the train and at each station, more people squeezed into the carriages.…

Brisbane, Australia – It took an hour for the 100 000 protesters to get from City Hall to the forum at the Botanic Gardens.

Brisbane, Australia – It was the largest protest ever held in Brisbane.

I marched in Brisbane, Australia. It was the largest protest ever held in Brisbane. I am proud that at least some of us carry on resisting permanent war and Australia’s role.

Brisbane, Australia – It was the largest protest ever held in Brisbane.

London, UK – My whole family travelled to London.

feb 2003 my whole family travelled to london to join the march before the war on Iraq. iwould like to do the same as drum of war are beating against Iran and syria

London, UK – My whole family travelled to London.

London, UK – Millions demonstrated yet the authorities still went to war.

I joined the March of Saturday 15 February 2003.  I was the only one from my group of peers that I know that did.  They all believe the hyperbolic drivel the government was giving out.  Most of them came over to my side of the argument, but too late. My…

London, UK – Millions demonstrated yet the authorities still went to war.

London, UK – People of all ages, races and backgrounds came together.

I attended the march in Hyde Park, London. I remember a lot of people, political group and rousing speeches, and muslims praying in the afternoon. People of all ages, races and backgrounds came together.  It was a great day.  We thought we were changing the world.  

London, UK – People of all ages, races and backgrounds came together.

London, UK – It’s still left an impression on me to this very day.

I was only about 11, I went with my Dad, after he’d told me all about what was going on and what this protest was all about. It was really exciting, seeing everyone’s passion and drive. It’s still left an impression on me to this very day.

London, UK – It’s still left an impression on me to this very day.

London, UK – This is a film that must be made.

In February 2003 I was living in London. I remember September 11th 2001 because I was working at the same company I work for now, NewsNow.co.uk. We watched events unfold on an old TV in the office while trying to keep the web site up and running and coping with…

London, UK – This is a film that must be made.

London, UK

Our bus started at the Central Mosque in Birmingham.  We joined with thousands of others to try to influence Blair.  How naive we were!

London, UK

Brussels, Belgium

I didn’t march on February 15 2003. On that day I was in my office trying to help the MEPs belonging to the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty. Bush and Blair used to repeat that “doing nothing is not an option”, so the Radical MEPs wanted to avoid the…

Brussels, Belgium

London, UK

I am a Methodist Minister and had to dedicate a tree in the village of Bozeat in memory of a member who had died.  Then I dashed home and went with my husband by train from Wellinborough to London to march against the Iraq invasion. The train was packed with people…

London, UK

Baghdad, Iraq

In Baghdad, together with hundreds of people from the peace movement. It was an extraordinary atmosphere in the streets of Baghdad.

Baghdad, Iraq

Seattle, United States

I was part of the 20,000-30,000 people who marched in Seattle. It was powerful to be part of such an important day and to see so many people passionately speaking out against tyranny and aggression. I look forward to seeing the whole story of that day told in this film.…

Seattle, United States

London, UK

I saw in my local paper that a coach was leaving for the protest in London, Organised by the Quakers (i think).  I felt i had to do something but had no means of getting myself to London so despite being an Atheist, i kept quiet as i have no…

London, UK

London, UK

I was 13 at the time. I had been on one demonstration before in September of the previous year and I had really enjoyed it! I actually felt like I was making a difference! I went along with my mother, father, sister and local stop the war group. I was…

London, UK

Shenfield, UK

I was 13 years old, and at secondary school. I remember vividly, not really understanding the dynamics of the protest, but being avidly against creating more war. At the break between lessons, we were discussing how disgusted we were about the impending invasion of Iraq, and someone declared we should…

Shenfield, UK

New York, United States

It was bitterly cold on that day in Northern New York, but that didn’t stop the hundreds who gathered in the Chapel of St Lawrence University to hear speakers before we set out to march. Bundled to our eyeballs we walked out en masse through the main thoroughfares, holding signs…

New York, United States

Dayton, Ohio

I marched in February, 2003, over the course of three days, in Dayton, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio

London, UK

We took the tube from Finsbury Park to Covent Garden then walked down to the Embankment.  We were surrounded by people all walking down to Embankment – people with whistles, horns, drummers – it felt like carnival. By the time we arrived which was around 10  the whole of Embanment…

London, UK

Germany

Right after 9/11, some kind of military action was inevitable. The Bush administration decided to attack the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Wether or not they were involved in the planning of the attacks, from what I knew of the Taliban, if the military strike helped toppling these hypocritical radicals, it…

Germany

London, UK

I got the train down from St Neots (Cambridgeshire) with my first child who was three and a half months old at the time.  Without the use of a mobile phone (yes, really) I managed to meet up with my parents who had come down on a coach from Newcastle.…

London, UK

London, UK

As I walked south through central London towards the main body of the march with my friend, we were both struck by the never-ending stream of people on every single street .It was as if there were literally thousands of tributaries flowing into the main powerful river of protest. The…

London, UK

Berlin, Germany

I was in Berlin in the week before 15th February 2003, at the film festival. When it ended, many of us took to the march in Berlin. It was the biggest gathering I had ever participated in. When I returned to London, I heard about the scale of the gathering…

Berlin, Germany

London, UK

I was there, I marched, and I missed Leeds Utd at home. Now that was commitment to the cause as anyone who knows me can say.  

London, UK

London, UK

I’d done my share of protesting in the 60s and 70s and felt that younger people should be doing it in the 0ties. But  this was one march I could not ignore. Travelled from home in Bristol and sstayed with BBC news producer daughter in Bethnal Green. She refused to…

London, UK

London, UK

I caught the bus from Kensal Rise to Oxford Street. There were coach loads of people going to the march. As I looked out of the bus window, an old guy wearing a turban on one of the coaches looked up and caught my eye. We smiled at one another.…

London, UK

Scotland, UK

I was living on a small Scottish Island at the time. The prospect of a war so many did not want, made me want to join those trying to avert it. First, I wrote an article published in The New Statesman, then I wrote a Statement to be delivered to 10…

Scotland, UK

London, UK

I marched in London – there were so many people it was incredible.  I remember trying to arrnage to meet up with a friend – no chance!

London, UK

London, UK

In London, it was bitterly cold. The Stop the War march moved forward so slowly, people around me were losing body heat rapidly, despite dancing on the spot to the rhythm of the nearest band in the crowd. People had to leave the route and shiver their way into shops…

London, UK

Sydney, Australia

I was on holiday in Australia on the day of the protests.  My family there thought that I was insane for wanting to join the anti-war march on the only day I would have in Sydney.  It was a special and very memorable day.  I enjoyed comparing the Australian protests…

Sydney, Australia

New York, United States

My husband Neil and I were alarmed at the ever increasing calls for war in late 2002 and early 2003. When we learned that there would be a march in New York on February 15 to demand that our country not attack Iraq, we were determined to be there. We…

New York, United States

London, UK

I went with a friend from Christchurch Dorset, we got the train to London Waterloo and made our way to Great Russell Street. I can remember walking form Tottenham Court Road tube station and as we got closer to the start of the march thinking there wasn’s a huge number of people about.…

London, UK

Damascus, Syria

i did not march, but in my heart i was marching…i was praying instead! i went to syria on an interfaith peace pilgrimage, flying through a wall of media created fear, as Bush threatened to bomb Syria. arriving in a humble country, we walked and talked with leaders of mosques,…

Damascus, Syria

London, UK

The marches meant a lot to me and ultimately I was ashamed to have supported a government that was so ill-prepared to listen to its people. We thought we’d finally got the message across. The one event I remember above all was the French Foreign Minister, Dominique de Villepin addressing…

London, UK

London, UK

I was working until 4.30 that day and was unable to get the day off. Rather than not take part in what was clearly going to be a historic day I got a map of the route and decided to walk it on my own. I reached the starting point…

London, UK

London, UK

In the early weeks of 2003 I was becoming ever angrier that the Labour Government that I had helped to elect were seriously contemplating embarking on a war that would inevitably result in the death of tens of thousands of people. Not being the protesting type I channelled my anger…

London, UK

London, UK

I marched in London. It was bitter cold but we felt the warmth of solidarity with each other & all those around the world who were opposing the war for oil. Bush & Blair were determined on war at any cost, but who knows what they would have done if…

London, UK

London, UK

Travelled down from Scotland. Abiding memory is the vast amount of people on the Embankment and a sea of people as far as you could see in Hyde Park.

London, UK

London, UK

I had attended the march the previous autumn – very much better weather! I had also helped set up a local StW group in Thanet, Kent during the interim. A mate and I travelled up by train and got to the front of the march. The numbers involved were totally…

London, UK

London, UK

Marched for hours with the Sheffield Samba Band, carrying a big base drum amongst the huge crowd was exhilerating to say the least. We never made it to Hyde Park to hear the speeches, there were just to many people in front and behind us. More power to the people,…

London, UK

London, UK

from Liverpool>London, where we threaded through the streets, calling, listening and watching. Still calling, listening and watching, it would seem.

London, UK

Brussels, Belgium

Vredesmars trekt door straten Brussel zaterdag 15 februari 2003Bron: belgaAuteur: kld BRUSSEL – Zatermiddag trokken duizenden manifestanten door de straten van Brussel om te betogen tegen een mogelijke oorlog in Irak. Meer dan 140 verenigingen en partijen lieten hun anti-oorlogsstem horen. De twee organiserende koepels, het Anti-Oorlogsplatform en Stop USA,…

Brussels, Belgium

London, UK

My daughter was 4 months old but I knew we had to be there so we went with a friend down to the Embankment in London and stood in the cold. The numbers were incredible and it felt amazing to be part of something so powerful. My daughter is 9…

London, UK

London, UK

For me, I knew deep down and despite all the fear,  that it was so so wrong to consider attacking Iraq. I flew to London,  from my peaceful mediterranean heaven, where I had marched throughout my childhood against so many things that were wrong. I remember arriving early at the”beginning”…

London, UK

London, UK

It could not happen could it? An insane decision to invade Iraq, that would change the landscape of international relations in a way I did not want to imagine. A nation said NO – NOT IN OUR NAME and thousands took to the streets to protest, I was going to…

London, UK

London, UK

I marched with a group from Goldsmiths College Students’ Union (University of London).

London, UK

London, UK

Some friends and I began a ‘Raging Granny’ group in the UK. We attended the March and performed along the route. The Times newspaper featured us on that day. I am now writing a novel with the Iraq invasion as the background to the plot.

London, UK

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

marched and then spoke at hobart, tasmania, australia rally in parliament house gardens – will provide further info in due course

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Glasgow, UK

I marched on a freezing cold day with my soon to be 3yr old son.  Although we didn’t complete the march it was the furthest he had ever walked.  My earnest hope is that he will remember some of the feelings from that day and the reasons we were there, and…

Glasgow, UK

Glasgow, UK

I marched in Glasgow, and was so struck by the energy of the crowds chanting, and inspired by the slogans on the placards, that I wrote a song called, Not In Our Name. it was recorded by my band, The Zips, for our Dumbstruck ep in 2004, and we still…

Glasgow, UK

London, UK

I had never been on an anti-war protest, i’d been on anti facist and criminal just act demos. February 15th’s demo looked like it would be fun as well as sending a message to our Government. My Dad having lived in Palestine, before the Isreali state, has very strong opinions…

London, UK

London, UK

I marched in London with my family, wife, teenager daughter and son (photos available). I was the convenor of the Southall ‘Stop the War Coalition’ group.  I wrote a ‘Joint Statement’ opposing the war on Iraq which was signed by all the Sikh and Hindu temples as well as the…

London, UK

London, UK

I went with three friends to the London march. We were picked up at around 6am by coaches going from Sunderland, North East England. I remember I wrote in a journal that day because I found it recently having forgotten about it, I will dig it out then come back and…

London, UK

London, UK

Its hard to believe that this was so long ago.  There was a sense of compulsion amongst my many friends to march through London that day.  I’ll never forget being half way along Piccadilly where I got a vantage point and realised I couldn’t see the front or the end…

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…

London, UK

Leiston, UK

I remember that day vividly… I was 14 years old and the previous day was at school, following the usual friday rota o learning. Many ov the students, including myself had a secret agenda however, we had been spending our lunch hour and the night before making No more war, No…

Leiston, UK

Berkeley, US

See my story here on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/kombizz/sets/72157605072040407/

Berkeley, US

London, UK

I remember sitting in Hyde Park with people as far as the eye could see. More than that, even, in every direction.  I was shocked how the BBC under-reported the attendance.

London, UK

Dan O’Neill

I had been involved with the Stop the War Coalition from Sep 2002, participating in a Halloween demo on Parliament Sq (my wife and I carved the pumpkins for a photo that appeared in the red top daily’s the next day) in October and every significant march. On the day…

Dan O’Neill

London, UK

There were few political activists in Rugby in 2003, no organised left groups, and we had only just set up the Rugby Stop The War Coalition in the town. Despite this, we mobilised over 50 people to come down to London and join the demonstration.  It was one of the…

London, UK

Berne, Switzerland

Took our International Peace Bureau placards with us to Berne demo

Berne, Switzerland

London, UK

I travelled down from Manchester in one of the innumerable coaches going down for the London demo. I knew no-one on the coach there were so many first time demonstrators there and when I got to the demonstration I was amazed that instead of taking up half the road we…

London, UK

London, UK

I went up to the London march from my Cotswold village, plunk in the middle of David Cameron’s constituency. One friend from the village came too, and I’m sure there were other sympathisers. But not many. The march was wonderful. We were in the front third or so, so couldn’t…

London, UK

London, UK

Knowing London very well and in particular the route the march was taking, having been on previous stop the war marches, I managed to see many parts of the march on the day – I waited for the front of the march to appear in Whitehall and joined it after the…

London, UK

London, UK

I am a 76 year old person. I was 63 years old on that momentous day in February when the march took place. I marched along with two comrades, joining the March in Gower Street by London University. As a foot-soldier in the daily struggle for equality and social justice…

London, UK

London, UK

I went in one of many coaches from Leicester (UK).   It took 5 hours to march from Euston Road to Green Park station, and then it was time to go back to the coaches for returning to Leicester.   I didn’t get to the rally and speeches at Hyde Park at…

London, UK

London, UK

I have been living over 25 years in London and have taken part in countless marches, both in London and Bogotá-Colombia. On February 15, 2003 I marched in the company of a friend of mine and when we finally got to Hyde Park, I remember telling my friend; who was…

London, UK

London, UK

My youth was spent as a member of CND and did the Aldermaston march then got married and started a family, never dreamt that in my seventies I would march again, but my anger against the man bLIAR motivated me and I was so proud to once again carry a…

London, UK

London, UK

The February 15th March was incredible – the power of people, all united as one.  The police and news tried to tell us we were only 100,000, maybe 150,000 tops.  But we knew they were lying, as we could feel the extent of our unity, flowing along both north and…

London, UK

London, UK

I went with a group of friends on one of the coaches organised by Coventry ‘Stop the War’ group. We made two huge banners. We were amazed on the way down the M1 at how many coaches were heading to London. Every service Station was packed with coaches. When we…

London, UK

London, UK

Getting up on the morning of 15th February 2003 wasn’t easy. A large group of us had been to a ball the night before – a joint celebration, as one of the group had recently turned 21 – and there was no-one to encourage/shake me into rising as – strangely, after a…

London, UK

Valencia, Spain

Yes, I marched at 15 February 2003, in the city of Valencia, Spain. I also contributed to spread the call in Internet, through my electronic review Alteritat/Otherness, http://alteritat.net/r You can see the call of EUPV (United Leff of the Valencian Country) at http://www.uv.es/pla/EUPV/15FLHCG.htm Here you can find links to different…

Valencia, Spain

London, UK

I have been on many marches but the best thing about this one for me were all the school students who left their schools for the day to join the protest. Many teachers discreetely turned a blind eye although officially it was forbidden. My daughter, then aged 15, marched with…

London, UK

San Francisco, United States

I marched in San Francisco with friends and members of the Threshold Choir.  Everyone I knew was there, drumming, dancing, having a wild time.  It felt so good to be out with all these other people who were also opposed to starting a war in Iraq.  Some of us with the…

San Francisco, United States

London, UK

I gathered at Warren Street underground station on Tottenham Court Road with a group of friends at around 10am. We marched all day and only made it to Green Park underground station on Piccadilly by 4pm, because there were so many people on the streets. We never made it to…

London, UK

London, UK

I marched in London ..I am a film maker who went to Iraq and asked the Iraqui’s what they thought of Blair and te invasion… I also interupted the Levison Inquiry and called Blair a War criminal

London, UK

Oslo, Norway

I had just come back from India on feb. 15, with our group of Norwegian and Indian musicians and dancers, ready to make performances in Oslo. We all joined the march, starting at Youngstorget. I have never seen that many people gathered there, before or after. Hege.

Oslo, Norway

London, UK

I marched in London. Walking down from north London to Shaftesbury avenue, the numbers of people trying to join the march where truly inspiring, If I heard that it was 3 million marching that day I’d believe it. The next day a friend showed me the front page of ‘The…

London, UK

London, UK

We lived in Bedfordshire at the time, but were staying in Oxford because my husband’s father was very ill – in fact, he died on 27th February. We had both intended to march but in the event John had to stay at home to look after his elderly parents.  They…

London, UK

Valencia, Spain

Buses were organised from Gandia, an hour from Valencia, and just as well because the trains were so packed from that first station that anyone after that couldn´t get onto the train. We walked towards Plaza San Augustine, the meeting point  for the march, everyone  walking fast in the same…

Valencia, Spain

London, UK

It was the day after Valentine’s. At the time I felt quite positive because Hans B had just spoken out so strongly about the absence of WMD. I thought of having a placard that said ‘Hans B jag alskar dig’ (= Hans B I love you’ in my poor Swedish)…

London, UK

Baghdad, Iraq

On 15 Febraury 2003, I arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, in a Peace Convoy, in order to try and stop the war. The night before we had been held up on the Syria/Iraq border for 12 hours while the Iraqis tried to decide what to do with all the cameras/journalists/sat phoneson…

Baghdad, Iraq

London, UK

I’ve only marched twice in my life. The first was an anti Nazi League March when I was about 13. I went because friends did, and although I believed in the cause, the day scared me. 10 years later, in 2003, I marched against the war in Iraq in London.…

London, UK

London, UK

I travelled down by coach from Manchester to London with several friends. I will never forget the awesome silence of that day. Due in part the soberness of our mood as we feared the warmongers had already made THEIR decision, but also to the fact of a city brought to…

London, UK

Kerhonkson, United States

Feb 15, 03 —  I had committed myself to going to Iraq as a Human Shield.  We were an international group of activists protesting the war by going to Iraq and living on civilian infrastructure sites to try and protect them from being bombed, just by the publicity of our…

Kerhonkson, United States

Sydney, Australia

I marched through the city of Sydney – I joined the rally at Hyde Park and we marched we chanted we sang – it was a peaceful yet passionate protest. My son who was 15 at the time marched and was thrown into a paddy wagon, witnessed police brutality with…

Sydney, Australia

Stroud, UK

I was only 8 years old on February 15, 2003, but I still remember the passion leading up to the event, and the residual tension afterwards. Truly mind-blowing in scale, with a universal empathy running through the veins of everyone involved, it was a day to remember. Had I been…

Stroud, UK

London, UK

I was 57 at the time and had never protested before in my life. I had seen for myself the results of American Foreign policy in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam and had travelled briefly through Cambodia in 1969 during the Vietnam War. On February 15 2003 I marched in London…

London, UK

San Francisco, United States

February 15, 2003 was my 45th birthday.  I used the min-DV camera that I’d bought for this purpose to shoot the huge protest in San Francisco on that day, as well as other protests including in Oakland and the impromptu protests in SF just after the invasion on March 19.…

San Francisco, United States

Palm Beach, United States

Dear People – I had concomittant constitutional legislation based upon the 1798 Virginia resolves in comittee in both the House and Senate of the State of Washington that may have stopped the attack on Iraq.  When the bills were stopped from getting out of comittee by a legislative cutoff and didn’t get…

Palm Beach, United States

Sydney, Australia

I marched in Sydney, Australia.  There were people there from all walks of life, young and old.  Our Prime Minister, John Howard, sneered at us and called us “a mob”.  He said “You can’t be ruled by the mob.”

Sydney, Australia

London, UK

There was huge build up of hope for this march. The Norwich Stop the War Coalition: www.norwichstopwar.org.uk was working hard to encourage our supporters to book the coach seats early. 19 coaches travelled from Norwich with many people booking too late for us to order additional coaches and many people…

London, UK

London, UK

For the first time in my life I was so angry that I felt I must do something, so I booked a coach down to London to join the march.  I arranged to meet my disabled daughter who was studying in Bath and came up to London for the weekend.…

London, UK

London, UK

I’ve been going on marches and demos since 1974 but this was the biggest and best. One of the reasons I go on demos is to soak in the spirit of unity in a world which otherwise sometimes seems overwhelmingly stacked against us. We are the super power! I hope…

London, UK

London, UK

My parents took me to the march when I was 6. I very clearly remember walking underneath the largest fixed white banner in Hyde Park.

London, UK

London, UK

I remember It being fairly cold but fortunately dry. The slogan ‘War is so 20th Century’ at the top of Gower Street. John Peel and his family behind us, the last time I saw him alive – the first had been at Middle Earth in ’67 The music playing from…

London, UK

London, UK

I was 11 and knew very little about politics and what was happening in the world, My Dad came to pick me up on the morning of the 15th February 2003, and said we were going to Central London for a protest. I had learned about protests in school, and was…

London, UK

Redcliffe, Australia

Marched with friends and husband all in our 60’s at the time because we felt strongly that it was an illegal action.

Redcliffe, Australia

Noumea, New Caledonia

I was one of the organisers of the Victorian Peace Network (VPN) that brought 150,000 people onto the streets in Melbourne Australia (VPN went the evening before the global day, to catch the Saturday newspapers and inspire other cities in Australia – we knew it would be big). But on…

Noumea, New Caledonia

London, UK

We had 2 or 3 coach loads of people from a small town in north west England, New Mills, going to London for the big demonstration..something unheard of up here. Seeing coaches from all corners of the UK on their way to London was great…fantastic camaraderie…so many young people as…

London, UK

London, UK

I was on the Stop The War on February 15, 2003. We know we were more than a million. More like two million. As always – furious when the figures on and in the news were watered down. At the time I thought: ‘I am able to attend this March,…

London, UK

New York, United States

I marched in New York with a number of other singer friends and colleagues.  I had composed a round, a canon – for us to sing.  We marched with signs that said  “canons for peace”  and sang through the streets of Manhattan.  Someone filmed us, but I never saw the…

New York, United States

Sydney, Australia

I went along to the demonstration in Sydney and was so blown away with the power and magnificence of it, that I quit art school and curated an exhibition of photography and a peace education forum, entitled When The World Said NO To War. Myself and some friends – Gary…

Sydney, Australia

London, UK

Me and my Mum travelled down together on the bus from the Burnley area for the march, it was crazy , we never made it to Hyde park or got to hear the speakers because there was that many people in the streets. Me and my Ma Susan Brown nee…

London, UK

New York, United States

We were in Manhattan. The demonstration and rally were being held, if I remember right, on the far East Side. We were somewhere in the middle, and the police blocked off all east-west streets to prevent us, and thousands of others, from getting all the way to the main gathering.…

New York, United States

Basel, Switzerland

I do exactly since that day politics… would really enjoy seeing this film go on air…. I am from Basel Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland

Rome, Italy

I was just 18… I travelled all the way from Sicily to Rome, to take part in the march. What a great day. I will never forget it.  

Rome, Italy

London, UK

I was one of several coach loads that travelled from Northampton to London that day. I had not felt that empowered since the anti-poll tax protests of the 1990’s. The spirit and unity of that day will live with me forever  

London, UK

London, UK

I travelled to Great Portland Street to meet up with friends who all wanted to say “NOT IN MY NAME”. We brought tamborines, maracas, a couple of drums, whistles and our own (ropey) voices. We marched south down Gower Street singing “Trim Back Your Bush!”, but Tony Bliar failed to…

London, UK

Glasgow, UK

Trains were cancelled, shortened, delayed. One eventually came but they would not allow any passengers aboard. An announcement was made that we would be taken by bus to another station. We were taken by a very circuitous route and on our arrival, discovered more cancellations. We waited ages before managing…

Glasgow, UK

Montreal, Canada

In February 2003 I was in Montreal, Quebec and it was a day I will never forget: Quebec Civil societies organisations came together to organize the biggest Demonstration in the History of Canada! Despite the freezing temperatures (-26 C), more than 150.000 peoples of all walks of life marched through…

Montreal, Canada

London, UK

It was one of the most memorable days of my life, being with people from so many walks of life.

London, UK