Thursday, March 23, 2006


AROUND 100,000 people marched through the streets of London last week to call for an end to the illegal three-year invasion of Iraq and for British troops to be brought home. They also voiced their strong opposition to the threat of a possible air strike against Iran.
The march, organised by Stop the War and CND, was one of many all around the world to mark the third anniversary of the morning that Bush declared war on Iraq: in Basra, Baghdad, Rome, New York, Sydney, Madrid, Dublin, Istanbul, Chicago, Toronto, Karachi and Dhaka. The march, from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square, took a long route along Victoria Road, Buckingham Palace Road, Green Park, Piccadilly and the Haymarket. It passed the offices of Attorney General Lord Goldsmith, to underline the illegality of the war and that both Britain and the United States are guilty of war crimes.
The march ended in a huge rally in Trafalgar Square that was addressed by many speakers, including MPs and peace activists from many countries.

photo: Marching along with the NCP banner on Saturday