This Happened - February 15: Largest Peace Demonstration Ever
On this day, 20 years ago, it is estimated that more than 10 million people participated in demonstrations around the world, considered the largest coordinated peace demonstrations in history.
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What was the purpose of the peace demonstration of 2003?
The purpose of the demonstration was to protest against the impending invasion of Iraq by the United States and its allies.
Where did the peace demonstration of 2003 take place?
Demonstrations took place in hundreds of cities worldwide, including major cities such as London, Rome, Paris, Berlin, and New York. It was organized by a coalition of anti-war groups, peace organizations, and individual activists.
What was the outcome of the 2003 peace demonstrations?
The demonstration did not stop the invasion of Iraq, which began on March 20, 2003. However, it did raise awareness and generate significant public opposition to the war.