Talk:Europe marks second Iraq invasion anniversary

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I'm guessing the coverage from Aber is original reporting? If it is, can I invite which ever editor added it to just pop the {{original}} tag just below the story, and perhaps put some notes here on the talk page. Dan100 (Talk) 23:56, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Yes indeed, I was there. Unfortunately I missed the speeches as I had prior commitments (read: surfing), so I have no notes on those. Added {{original}} template. DanRos 01:02, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Gosh, why make such a big deal that there was no violence at the demos -- it's very rare for there to be trouble at anti-war protests, it's the wars where the violence is to be found... (<-- unsigned comment by 128.30.28.19)

The vast majority of anti-war protesters are non-violent, but sometimes unaffiliated groups try to hijack anti-war marches.
Up in San Francisco, one of the anti-war marches I witnessed back at the start of the war was infiltrated by groups that had anti-globalization, anti-capitalism, and anti-nuclear power political agendas. Some of the members of these other groups have no qualms about using what they euphemistically call "direct action" techniques, which probably annoys the anti-war protesters.
I didn't see this in San Francisco, but in other cities, sometimes the anti-globalization groups are shadowed by anarchist groups wearing black bandanas, who feel compelled to vandalize private property that belongs to the global companies they feel represent the oppressive global corporate system they are fighting against.
Perhaps a wider assortment of protesters show up at the American anti-war rallies, although I noticed in the photo of the London protest that there was one anti-nuclear protester in the mix (although it's unclear whether he is anti-nuclear weapons or anti-nuclear power). — DV 23:55, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)
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