#ThrowbackThursday: Iraq War Demonstrations

(Frank Wojciechowski)

(Frank Wojciechowski)

The start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq in March 2003 brought demonstrations — pro and con — to the steps of Robertson Hall. On the afternoon of March 20, during the University’s spring break, war protesters from the Princeton Peace Network gathered in the rain for a rally, followed by a march through town. The following week a contingent of Princeton students, organized as the Princeton Committee Against Terrorism, rallied in support of the war.

(Frank Wojciechowski)

(Frank Wojciechowski)

More activism would follow in the coming months, including staged “die-ins” by Princeton Students United for Peace and protests of Secretary of State Colin Powell, who came to speak at Alexander Hall in February 2004.

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