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Last Updated: Monday, 30 August, 2004, 00:26 GMT 01:26 UK
In pictures: Anti-Bush NYC protest
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Tens of thousands gathered in New York on Sunday to protest at the policies of US President George W Bush.
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Police kept an eagle eye on the protests, which took place on the eve of the Republican Party convention, due to start in New York on Monday.
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Marchers mocked the Bush administration using colourful props of the kind normally seen at carnivals.
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A giant dragon was set alight on the streets of the city that suffered most from the 9/11 attacks.
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Many who marched said they were expressing their opposition to President Bush rather than support for his Democratic rival, John Kerry.
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Countless campaigns converged for the day to protest against the government's stance on issues as varied as abortion, foreign policy and civil liberties.
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Police say they made about 300 arrests during a protest that, organisers say, attracted more than 250,000 people.
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Observers said the gathering in places resembled the demonstrations against the Vietnam war that rocked the US in the last century.
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Roughly 1,000 flag-draped caskets were carried through the streets: A symbol of the US dead from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Some placards were more poignant than others. Here, a slain soldier is remembered by his relatives.

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