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CNN.com – Mass anti-Bush protest in London – Nov. 20, 2003

CNN.com – Mass anti-Bush protest in London – Nov. 20, 2003: “LONDON, England (CNN) — Thousands have marched in London in protest against U.S. President George Bush’s policies on Iraq though the main shadow over his state visit to Britain was cast by the deadly bombings in Turkey.
More than 5,500 police were on duty for the London march which ended with the toppling of a giant papier mache and chicken wire effigy of the U.S. president meant to echo the symbolic toppling of a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.
By late afternoon the demostration had been peaceful. Scotland Yard said there had been 51 arrests on charges including drunkenness and possession of drugs.
Armed with posters, banners and drums, protesters crowded into Malet Street in Bloomsbury to make a symbolic march past parliament and along Whitehall. Foghorns blared and whistles were blown as the crowd chanted anti-war slogans.
Organizers predicted a turnout of 100,000. There were conflicting reports on the number of marchers with police saying 30,000 had marched to join thousands of others in Trafalgar Square where the statue was toppled. “

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