Monday, February 17, 2003

Sydney protest biggest ever
"The centre of Sydney came to a standstill yesterday when more than 250,000 people crammed into Hyde Park and the surrounding streets to protest against the looming war with Iraq.

"The peace rally, thought to be the biggest in the country's history - police put the crowd at more than 200,000, while organisers put it at about 300,000 - took the total number of Australians who have marched since Friday to more than 500,000."

According to organisers, the Canberra rally on Saturday, which I attended, had 15,800 marchers, the biggest march ever in that city.

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