10. Protests against the Iraq War, 2002
Against the ongoing Iraq War in 2002 and 2003, large scale demonstrations broke out across the world, coordinated to occur simultaneously.
Organized mainly by anti-war groups – ranging from coalitions to properly structured organizations – these protests marked the biggest global congregations against calling out United States’ wartime practices in Iraq, seeing 36 million people taking part in around 3,000 protests across the world (as per French academic Dominique Reynié).
New York Times writer Patrick Tyler claimed that, after the biggest series of demonstrations that were witnessed on 15th February, it was clear that there existed two superpowers: on one side, the United States, and on the other, worldwide public opinion.
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