Reporting

Iraq war demonstration London, 19 March 2005

In London on Saturday 19 March 2005 thousands of people marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square in a demonstration against the Iraq war and occupation.

Banners carried included "TROOPS HOME" and "NO WAR ON IRAN".

In Trafalgar Square, there was an announcement from the platform that there were 200,000 people on the march. Banners on the platform read "BRING THE TROOPS HOME", "NO MORE BUSH WARS". There were speeches, including one from George Galloway.

Directly after Galloway's speech there was an announcement from the platform:

A phone call from Iraq just came through to the office of the Muslim association of Britain and the caller said we can see you on the TV through al jazeera channel and [recording unclear at this point, but probably nothing missing] sent to you a message saying thank you you are our voice. Thank you you are our voice.

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