London rally demands Iraq pullout

Rally featured politicians, entertainers and families of some dead British soldiers.

    Protesters also demanded that plans to replace the Trident nuclear missile system be scrapped [AFP]

    In February 2003, at least 750,000 people marched through London expressing opposition to military action against Iraq.
     
    Tony Blair, the British prime minister, announced on Wednesday that the number of British troops in Iraq would be cut by 1,600 to 5,500 in the next  couple of months, with further reductions likely later in the year.

      

    Des Browne, the British defence secretary, is poised to announce on Monday that up to 1,000 more troops will be heading to Afghanistan.

      

    SOURCE: Agencies


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