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030505** Shane Elson - Rally for Peace: The People's Perspective

On Valentines Day 2003, the first of what was to become the largest peace rallies in Australia was held in Melbourne's CBD. This rally and march drew an estimated 200,000 people from around the state. Family groups, elderly citizens, students, unionists, left right or center came out in numbers to say "No to War in Iraq". Assembling outside the Victorian State Library the crowd was so large it reached all the way to the destination of the march, Federation Square, even before the march began. So large was the crowd, in fact that it took almost 1 hours for the last people to make their way down the eight city blocks they had to walk. As millions around the world assembled and marched what were the issues on their minds? What was it that drew the largest crowds since the moratorium marches in the '60s and '70s into the streets of Australian cities and towns? How did our political leaders respond? Shane Elson, Australian producer of Alternative Radio, was on hand to capture the atmosphere and voices of the people who took part in Melbourne's rally.

Shane is an award winning journalist and producer who has covered many events of significance. He produces a local radio program on Gippsland Community Radio and works in the Journalism Department of Monash University.

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