Since 2002, the year after the US invasion of Iraq, large-scale protests against the war were held in many cities around the world. Often the actions were coordinated and held in different countries simultaneously.
The largest protests were marked England, Italy, France and the United States. In 2004, the meetings in these countries entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest action of its kind in the history of mankind. In Rome 3 000 000 were subsequently protested on the introduction of measures in the Book.
Most of the demonstrations against the war were carried out on the initiative of anti-war organizations, many of which were created in opposition to the invasion of Afghanistan. All times in the protests against the US-Iraq war, was attended by 36 million people around the world.