Wind back the clocks to 2003 and the world is on a war footing after the 2001 attack on the Twin Towers. Afghanistan is being pulverised by “a coalition of the willing” loosely united under the Bushism of “you are either with us or with the terrorists”, while free speech, human rights and the Geneva Convention wither under the War On Terror.
The people unite under the banner Not In Our Name and in a series of marches across Britain organised by Stop the War Coalition, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the Muslim Association of Britain show they scorn for the planned invasion of Iraq, the spin and Blair’s government
These demonstrations come to a crescendo on the 15th of February, 2003, when an estimated 2 million people march through London, with sister protests trudging through cities and towns the length and breadth of the Kingdom. The London demo stretches some 3.5 miles through the city and is the “the largest protest event in human history”.