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Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 6:36 PM
An effigy of Resident George W. Bush is pulled down by the people during a massive protest in Trafalgar Square, London. The U.K. Mirror reports up to 200,000 people joined the anti-war demonstration. The protestors were mimicking the pulling down of a Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad by invading U.S. troops during the war to occupy Iraq (Photo by David Bebber/Reuters)
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A massive demonstration against George Bush drew up to 200,000 marchers on the streets of London today. Organisers of the march, ending in a rally at Trafalgar Square, said the number was a record for any weekday protest in Britain.
With a huge police presence the Met reported no incidents of violence and the march passed off peacefully.
"This phenomenal response shows the depth of feeling of the British public towards this visit," said a spokesman for the Stop The War Coalition.
The march started near Euston Station and went past the House of Commons and Whitehall before finishing at Trafalgar Square. When the march passed Downing Street anti-war protesters booed and jeered at Bush and Blair inside number 10.
A huge papier mache statue of Bush was hauled down by protestors in Trafalgar Square in protest at the Iraq war.
Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic, on whose life the film Born on the Fourth of July was based, was the guest of honour. Other speakers at the rally included former leader of the SNP Alex Salmon and Labour MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Alice Mahon. Former Labour MP George Galloway spoke to the crowd and described the march as "unbelievable". He said: "This is the largest march on a midweek day that this country has ever seen - it is absolutely overwhelming.
"We're speaking for the majority of people in the world who want Bush out and who want Blair out."
"Tony Blair added insult to injury by bringing this ignorant, foolish and dangerous man to these shores and I think we are speaking for the majority of the country."
Caroline Lucas, of the Green Party told the crowd: "The eyes of the world are on Trafalgar Square today. We are making history."
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|"Got the numbers wrong"
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|Liberal Fuzzy Math
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||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 10:05 PM
|Here's the equation:
||pupil become teacher
||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 10:07 PM
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|That's right! 0.083%!!!
||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 10:17 PM
|Joe "Literal Minded" Stalwart
||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 10:19 PM
|"only brought 40.000 guards"
||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 10:27 PM
||The Mad Counter
||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 10:31 PM
||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 10:39 PM
|"Bush only brought 39,800"
||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 10:45 PM
|BUSH IS STUPID OR INCOHERENT SAY 70% OF BRITONS
||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 11:16 PM
|1.5% (Use London's Population)
||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 11:19 PM
||Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 11:35 PM
|3 out of 1000
||Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at 1:32 AM
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|"Current Ba'ath Party MP George Galloway spoke to the crowd..."
||Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at 11:59 AM
||Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at 7:05 PM
||Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at 7:17 PM
|...I already told you.....
||Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at 7:21 PM
||Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at 7:28 PM
|...I guess everybody don't matter......
||Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at 7:58 PM
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|Read what the view from Baghdad is
||Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at 6:58 PM
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