Demonstrators arrested, 2003

Peace protesters are taken into custody after crossing a police line near the White House in Washington in January 2003, two months before the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Camera data: Date: 1/19/03, Time: 12:49:51 p.m., Shutter speed: 1/350, f: 4.0, ISO: 400, Lens: 20mm

Marching for peace in Philadelphia, 2003

Demonstrators march down North Broad Street in Philadelphia in February 2003, voicing their objection to the impending war in Iraq. Police estimated that the crowd numbered 10,000 people.

I captured this image looking north from one of the upper floors of the former Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer building at 400 North Broad Street.

Metadata: Date: 02/15/03, Time: 12:33:11 p.m., Shutter speed: 1/2500, Aperture: 4.0, ISO: 800, Lens zoomed to: 175mm , Location: Philadelphia, PA, US , Slug: Street Level Philadelphia

Masked messengers, 2003

Two young women don vintage gas masks while waiting for a peace demonstration to kick off on Dilworth Plaza outside Philadelphia City Hall on March 20, 2003, the same day US forces invaded Iraq. I have covered a few violent demonstrations in Philadelphia over the years but I can’t recall police ever deploying tear gas…

NYC peace march, 2003

Demonstrators wave labeled portraits of Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Ari Fleischer in New York City, two days after US forces invaded Iraq in 2003. About 200,000 protesters paraded along Broadway from Times Square to Washington Square Park, in what news reports then indicated was the largest peace march in the city’s…

Zipped up, 2002

Police use cable ties to detain demonstrators following a skirmish during a peace protest near the White House in early 2002. US forces invaded Iraq two months later. Date: 01/19/03 Time: 12:49:51 PM, Shutter: 1/350, f:4.0, iso:400, lens:20

Not in our name, 2003

About 100 young protesters from “Not in Our Name” and other organizations held a “die-in for peace” outside Philadelphia City Hall and later blocked rush-hour traffic on March 17th, 2003, while demonstrating against the possibility of war with Iraq. The United States launched the invasion three days later. Data: Date: 3/17/03, Time: 5:01:17 PM, Shutter:…