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 the rally, but I don’t think we needed to be there to feel part of something incredibly special. For just one day the people took control of the streets of London and it felt really good. We marched for those that couldn’t make it to London too, so I think that for every person on the street there were two or three more at home.
My only regret is that it didn’t make more of a difference; that we didn’t stop the war. I also wonder how many first-time marchers were put off from activism because it was difficult for them to see that they had made any impact. That is why this film is important, to remind people that they were there and were part of something that still lives; that they can – and should – get up and stand up again and again and as many times as is necessary.