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Feb. 15, 2003 The World Says No to War, NYC ....page.....1.....2.....3


On Feb 15, 2003 The world said no to war in over 600 demonstrations around the world. Many millions marched in the cities of Europe. In New York City United for Peace and Justice brought together hundreds of thousands of people to a peace rally on First Avenue near the United Nations. Police prevented thousands of people from reaching the main protest rally. Prior to the Rally the city denied a permit to march.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner of South Africa
Actress Rosie Perez
Actor and Activist Danny Glover
Brooklyn Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez
Holly Near and the crowd on First Ave.
Julian Bond, President of the NAACP
Def Jam Poets Suheir Hammad and Steve Colman
Code Pink: Women for Peace. Join them on Mar 8 at the White House
Singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte
Singer Richie Havens opened the program with "Freedom". He opened the famous rock concert Woodstock with the same song in 1969.

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