Anti-war protesters were escorted from a Birmingham shopping centre after they invaded an Armed Forces Careers centre yesterday.
About 30 demonstrators marched from the Rotunda, along New Street to the Pallasades, chanting and waving placards calling for British and US troops to be sent home from Iraq.
It ended after ten police officers, a police dog and security guards broke up the protest.
One young demonstrator, ten-year-old Amy Hicks, of Coventry, said she wanted to take part because news reports upset her.
She said: "I want the war to stop and the troops to come home from Iraq.
"I think a lot of people want it to stop now, so we just here to say that really."
Gerard Francis, who organised the event, said the demonstration was to highlight the plight of 100,000 Iraqi civilians killed during the conflict.
"People still feel very strongly about this issue so we want to make sure it stays on the political agenda," he said.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "About ten officers were called to the Armed Forces Careers office in the Pallasades following reports of a protest.
"But when they arrived at the scene the were between 25 and 30 protesters inside, who disbanded peacefully and no arrests were made."
The event was staged by the Stop The War Coalition as part of a national day of disobedience, which included a mass "die-in" outside Parliament.
Brief scuffles broke out between police and a few demonstrators as officers attempted to move the crowd back on to the central area of Parliament Square.