2003 April: Glasgow Against the war


The April march in Glasgow against the Iraq conflict has the privilege of being the first substantive entry to this blog. I'm endeavouring to be chronological at this stage, starting with everything so far.

I lived just around the corner from where this photograph was taken. The phrase 'Not in Our Name' reflected the established use of this phrase at the time, which has continued to be used across a number of other campaigns.

Here in Glasgow, the police wanted to ensure that protesters did not reach the M8 intersection, so police walls were set up just at the edge of Sauchiehall Street. The west side of this street was packed, but everything was quite civilized, no violence etc. I've still to work out whether this placard ought to have had a stronger design quality, it being 'artists' and so on.