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  Children join huge anti-war march in London
Updated 15 February 2003, 16.30
One of the boys on the march
By Tim Levell
CBBC Newsround at the anti-war demo

Thousands of children have joined a mammoth peace protest because they don't want a war with Iraq.

Annie and Reuben's LOTR poster
Over a million people are thought to have walked through London.

Many had made their own banners, with Annie and Reuben's probably the cleverest - a nice spin on Lord of the Rings.

They agreed that Saddam could also be described as a servant of Sauron.

But they were more worried about George Bush wanting war, even though other countries think weapons inspectors could be given more time.

Pierre, from Devon, told me he cared so much about stopping war, he'd got up at 6am to go to the demo.

The protestors
Some children found the march noisy and scary, but said that after a while it got more friendly.

And Saeed, who described it as "enthusiastic", was looking forward to Ms Dynamite later on in the rally in London's Hyde Park.

Anti-Saddam

Two London boys of Palestinian origin, Osama and Obada, said they were there to show solidarity with the Iraqi people.

Like everyone else I spoke to, they didn't want Saddam Hussein to stay in power.

But they wanted America to support an uprising, or arrange for him to be killed, rather than declaring war on the whole country.

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