March 18, 2006 - Posted at 9:06 p.m. CST
LONDON (AP) _ Thousands of anti-war protesters gathered in
London, some carrying posters with pictures of President Bush that
read ``world's number-one terrorist.''
Crowds gathered near Parliament and Big Ben to mark the third
anniversary of the U-S-led invasion of Iraq. They headed to a rally
at Trafalgar Square. Streets have been shut down in the shopping
and theater district.
Britain is the strongest U-S ally in the war, with about
eight-thousand troops in Iraq. Eight-hundred are set to pull out by
Meantime, about a thousand demonstrators joined a march in
Stockholm to the U-S Embassy. About three-thousand have gathered in
Istanbul, Turkey, where opposition to the war is nearly universal.
Protests are being held worldwide.