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Saturday March 29, 2003 17:00 GMT
War protestors demonstrate in Oxford
War protestors
Demonstrators protest on Broad Street, Oxford.
Anti-war demonstrators converged on Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre in noisy protest.
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More than 500 demonstrators marched from Cowley into the centre of Oxford on 29 March in protest at the war in Iraq.

Anti-war demonstrator
A demonstrator airs his concerns.

Nearly 100 police officers were on duty for the march, which ended with a peaceful rally outside the Sheldonian Theatre.

It was organised by the Oxford branches of Stop the War Coalition, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Ian Hodgson, of the Stop the War Coalition, said: "The powerful anti-war movement has already delayed war since autumn, giving thousands of civilians a few extra months to live.

"Now we want to stop it. For every week, day or even hour that we can shorten this conflict by, fewer Iraqis and fewer British and American soldiers will die.

Police patrol the demonstrators at the protest.

"We want this march to be a peaceful yet powerful protest against Tony Blair's support for George Bush.

"Why should we believe that the bombing of civilian cities is so precise when the US military shot down an RAF Tornado last weekend, killing two British crew?"

 

 

 

 

 



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