Thousands joined demonstrations in London and Glasgow, to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. Organisers said 40,000 were in London but police said 10,000.
At the other end of the generational spectrum was Richard Crump, 85. A former sailor, he said he attended a peace camp on the Iraq-Saudi border before the first Gulf War.
Several girls from Birmingham stood on a wall shouting protest chants: "One, two, three, four, occupation no more! Five, six, seven, eight, stop the killing! Stop the hate!" They chanted.
Three friends who came to the demonstration from Nottingham said it was important to make protest fun so that people would take an interest and get involved.
Peter Lux, also known as the Fall-out Fairy, protested against Britain's nuclear weapons programme.