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French Communist, Green Parties Demonstrate Against Possible War on Iraq - 2002-10-12

Several thousand people have demonstrated in Paris to protest possible military action against Iraq.

Demonstrators from France's Communist and Green parties marched Saturday with a banner that said "No to war against Iraq - justice and peace in the Middle East."

The protesters were urging France to use its veto power in the U.N. Security Council against any U.S.-sponsored resolution calling for possible war against Iraq.

The demonstration comes after the U.S. Congress approved Friday a resolution granting President Bush the power to use force, if necessary, to get Iraq to disarm.