Iraq invasion marked with calls for peace, truth

Between 400–800 people braved the heat in Naarm/Melbourne on March 18 to say “No more Iraqs” on the 20th anniversary of the illegal war.

The event was hosted by No AUKUS Victoria Coalition and supported by Melbourne for Assange; Pax Christi; Melbourne Unitarian Peace Church Memorial; IPAN-Victoria; PEN Writers for Peace; Spirit of Eureka; Solidarity; Philippines Caucus for Peace; Bayan Australia; XR Westside; Quakers Victoria and Students Against AUKUS.

Speakers condemned the AUKUS nuclear submarine pact with Britain and the United States and demanded that Julian Assange, who has not committed any crimes, be freed.

Similar protests were held in Adelaide, Hobart and Sydney.

Naarm/Melbourne protest on the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Photo: No AUKUS Melbourne/Facebook
Naarm/Melbourne. Photo: Jacob Andrewartha
Naarm/Melbourne. Photo: Jacob Andrewartha
Tarndanya/Adelaide. Photo: Adelaide for Assange/Facebook
Andrew Wilkie MP addresses nipauna/Hobart protest. Photo: Hobart4Assange/Facebook
Warrang/Sydney. Photo: TeamAssangeSydney/Facebook