350,000 in London march to oppose war on Iraq

jonathan flanders jon_flanders at compuserve.com
Sat Sep 28 13:38:00 MDT 2002


We have the usual "down-counting" of the anti-war action.
First excerpt from the Guardian/UK, second from AP

Jon Flanders

Thousands join anti-war demo
Ananova
Saturday September 28, 2002 6:17 PM


An estimated 150,000 people have descended on central London to protest
against war on Iraq.

Organisers claim it was the largest demonstration of its kind seen in
Britain.

They insist around 400,000 demonstrators took part in the rally but police
put the official figure at around 150,000..............

50,000 in London Protest Iraq Action


Sep 28, 2:38 PM (ET)

By AUDREY WOODS

(AP) Thousands of protesters march at Embankment, central London, Saturday
Sept. 28, 2002, opposing...
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LONDON (AP) - More than 50,000 Britons from all regions, ages and social
backgrounds, marched in central London Saturday, urging Prime Minister Tony
Blair and President Bush not to invade Iraq............Scotland Yard said
it was still working on a crowd estimate but that there were more than
50,000 demonstrators.

Andrew Burgin, of the Stop the War Coalition, which helped organize the
march, said there were 250,000 people and added that the crowd was still
growing.

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