PROTESTERS gathered in Huddersfield town centre to send a defiant message to Tony Blair: "Stop the war."
The Huddersfield Stop the War Coalition joined in protest with other groups across the UK to mark the death of the 100th British soldier in Iraq.
Cpl Gordon Alexander Pritchard, 31, of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, was killed in Umm Qasr, Basra, on Tuesday.
The biggest vigil was at Parliament Square in London, where Tony Benn and George Galloway MP read out the names of the soldiers who have died since war broke out in March, 2003.
At Market Place in Huddersfield town centre the names of the soldiers killed and 100 Iraqis who have died in the conflict were remembered.
David Green, a member of Huddersfield Stop the War Coalition's committee, said the campaign would go on until the troops were home.
"Tony Blair and George Bush want this issue to go away, but it won't," he said.
"The war is the noose that hangs around the Prime Minister's head. People will not forget what has happened.
"We were lied to and our troops were lied to. They were told they would be welcomed in Iraq, but clearly that is not the case.
"The only reason they are not home is to save face for Tony Blair."