Over 5,000 people demonstrated through the streets on Belfast on Saturday, 22 March, to express their opposition to the continued bombing of Iraq. Although this demonstration was smaller than that on 15 February, the mood was angrier and more determined.

The main avenue in Lisbon - Avenida da Liberdade - was flooded by 90,000 people saying ‘No to War!’ last weekend. The three left parties in parliament – the Socialist (social-democratic) Party, Communist Party and Left Bloc - the CGTP (Portuguese TUC), and more then 140 organisations of all kinds,...

The ‘Blick’ newspaper – Swiss equivalent of the Daily Mirror - estimated that on Day X 100,000 Swiss people took to the streets, the majority of whom were school students and students. The biggest student demo was in Bern, attended by over 15,000, but there were marches and rallies in every major town,...

The University of Massachusetts (UMass) was on spring break for Day X, but we decided to go ahead with the walkout on Monday 24 March.  Four activists met over the weekend to organise the walkout, 10 people showed up to help advertise for the walkout in the morning, and 250-300 walked out. It was a very spontaneous...

On Day X we left with an anti-war demo from the French-speaking ULB University. There were some 1,000 students and school students joined us. We discussed with the police to be able to go the Luxemburg Square where the European parliament is situated. At that very moment Tony Blair was present at the European...

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) called a demonstration in Brussels on 21 March. The demo, backed by the three main Belgian trade unions, was meant to be a protest against the GATS agreements in the World Trade Organisation. The trade unions however decided to turn the demo in an anti-war action.

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