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Saturday, 28 September, 2002, 18:32 GMT 19:32 UK
In pictures: Anti-war protests
Organisers of an anti-war protest in central London say up to 400,000 took part in the peaceful demonstration against possible military action in Iraq.

Only two arrests for minor offences were reported by Saturday afternoon
Streams of demonstrators marched from the Embankment to a mass rally in Hyde Park on Saturday

The streets of London were packed with anti-war demonstrators
Peace campaigners say the opposition to a military strike against Iraq is mounting

Anti-war protesters
The demonstration represented a broad coalition of people including Muslim community representatives, MPs and pacifists

An Iraqi refugee shouts out Allah
Organisers Stop the War Coalition and Muslim Association of Britain estimate that 400,000 people took part

Protesters wave banners and  shout out their opposition
Police put the figure at 150,000 and still rising by Saturday afternoon

Some of the protesters wore Palestinian flags
Protesters say the issues of Iraq and Palestine are inseparable

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone was on the platform in Hyde part with  rail union Aslef general secretary Mick Rix
Mayor Livingstone said the protest would have an "electrifying effect" on the Labour Party Conference

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 VOTE RESULTS
Iraq peace march: Do you support it?

Yes
 77.13% 

No
 22.87% 

16424 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

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