Rochdale peace campaigners called on residents on Saturday to urge two local MPs to back a parliamentary motion expressing deep regret at the war on Iraq and stating that "the will of the people was ignored."
Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group wants the public to lobby Jim Dobbin and Simon Danczuk to mark the 10th anniversary of Britain's biggest ever anti-war demonstration.
The motion states that "any decision to engage in armed conflict should be subject to prior approval via a free vote in Parliament rather than relying on prerogative power."
Campaigner Patricia Gilligan, who was on the London demonstration on February 15 2003, said: "We rejected Bush and Blair's war.
"There was no need to invade Iraq and when the invasion took place, I felt that the politicians had betrayed me.
"A country was going to be destroyed and thousands of innocent children, women and men would be killed.
"Remembering Iraq reminds us of the futility and horror of war. It should make us more determined than ever to say no to war."
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