Largest anti-war rally
Italien (Rome)

On 15 February 2003, anti-war rallies took place across the globe – the largest occurring in Rome, Italy, where a crowd of approximately 3 million gathered to protest the USA’s threat to invade Iraq. Police figures report that millions more demonstrated in nearly 600 cities worldwide, with estimates of as many as 10–15 million people taking to the streets, with some scholars calling this the largest single-day protest in history.

On the same day, 1.3 million rallied in Barcelona, Spain, and 1 million participated in a peace march through the streets of London, UK.

Expanding the range of the protest period, French academic Dominique Reynié has estimated that as many as 36 million people took part in almost 3,000 anti‑war protests globally between 3 January and 12 April 2003.