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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

London solidarizing with Palestine through protests

Rounding up to more than 180,000, people are taking over the streets of London and protesting against the violence in Palestine.

Protesters can be seen holding large placards and banners that carry out messages, as well as shoutings to raise awareness on what’s going on in Palestine, and how to stop it. They’ve been marching from Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park under the supervision of the police, gaining a lot of attention and halting traffic.

This protest can easily be seen as one of the greatest pro-Palestine protests in all of United Kingdom’s history.

Anti-war campaigners, trade union members and Labor MPs held speeches at the Palestine demonstration.

A cease fire was announced on Friday, but it didn’t stop the protesters from doing what they believe is right. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign – the protest organizers went through with it after an Israeli bombing movement that left over 230 Palestinians dead and rocket attacks that left 12 Israeli dead.

“Yes, a ceasefire has been negotiated and we welcome a ceasefire. But let’s be clear, there will be no ceasefire in our campaign to boycott, disinvest and sanction the Israeli apartheid state. The message is clear, we will not cease our campaign in solidarity until there is justice. So let’s make it clear, no justice, no peace.” said John McDonnell, Former Labor shadow chancellor, in light of the protest and the Palestinian circumstances.

Organizers were seen online criticizing the government and demanding from it that they take measures and carry out penalties on Israel at the protest. Expressing their disappointment toward the government even further, the demonstrators shouted phrases such as: “Boris Johnson, shame on you”.

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop The War Coalition and branches of The National Education Union were also part of the groups that participated in the demonstration.

The protest doesn’t stop in London, with protesters having assembled in other cities in the UK such as: Peterborugh, Nottingham and Bristol.

The pro-Palestine movement has become so large that protests are happening all around the world, taking over the biggest cities.

 

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