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(Frank Wojciechowski)
(Frank Wojciechowski)

The start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq in March 2003 brought demonstrations — pro and con — to the steps of Robertson Hall. On the afternoon of March 20, during the University’s spring break, war protesters from the Princeton Peace Network gathered in the rain for a rally, followed by a march through town. The following week a contingent of Princeton students, organized as the Princeton Committee Against Terrorism, rallied in support of the war. [caption id="attachment_8893" align="aligncenter" width="640"](Frank Wojciechowski) (Frank Wojciechowski)[/caption] More activism would follow in the coming months, including staged “die-ins” by Princeton Students United for Peace and protests of Secretary of State Colin Powell, who came to speak at Alexander Hall in February 2004.