Latest topics
» Hospice Worker Walks Up To Dying Woman’s Bed While She Sleeps – Then They Catch This On Camera
Today at 1:20 pm by WilliaminUSA

» POOFness for OCT 19: BANDAID or SEND ME YOUR MONEY SUCKERS
Today at 12:47 pm by PurpleSkyz

» The GoldFish Report No. 145 - Country Roads w/ Winston Shrout: Administrative Due Process
Today at 12:21 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Tap Water In Sacramento Turned Purple And Officials Do Not Know Why
Today at 12:19 pm by PurpleSkyz

» NIBIRU News ~ More Evidence Presented in Defense of Planet 9 plus MORE
Today at 12:17 pm by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ UFO in Skies over Cumbria? plus MORE
Today at 12:14 pm by PurpleSkyz

» TREK [Part 2] by TS Caladan
Today at 11:54 am by PurpleSkyz

» A Tale Of Two Worlds
Today at 11:37 am by PurpleSkyz

» Liar in Chief
Today at 11:29 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Blatant Cover-up of the Las Vegas Shooting - David Icke
Today at 11:25 am by PurpleSkyz

» This happened on our Earth 18-19 October 2017
Today at 11:18 am by PurpleSkyz

» World’s Youngest Leader Declares Victory In Austria Election: Pledges To Fight The Globalists
Today at 1:33 am by PurpleSkyz

» Mystery Boom Brunswick County, NC & BC Canada Oct 18th 2017, Caught On Camera!
Today at 1:30 am by PurpleSkyz

» Whales and dolphins live ‘human-like’ lives
Today at 1:28 am by PurpleSkyz

» Florida Makes Off-Grid Living Illegal
Today at 1:24 am by PurpleSkyz

» Linda Moulton Howe part 1: Mysterious Dark Matter Galaxies
Today at 12:54 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Orionid Meteor Shower Oct. 20-22
Today at 12:51 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Mystery Of The Loudest Underwater Sound Ever Recorded
Today at 12:11 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Universal Ascension Process - Our Journey to Oneness
Today at 12:05 am by PurpleSkyz

» Cities are getting paid to turn street lights into spying SmartNodes
Yesterday at 6:19 pm by MartyM

» Eyes wide Open ~ There's No Business Like Show Business
Yesterday at 5:35 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Why have 137 UFO investigators died in a ten-year period?
Yesterday at 3:41 pm by PurpleSkyz

Who is online?

You are not connected. Please login or register

Out Of Mind » GLOBAL PROTESTS » PROTESTS & PETITIONS » 15,000 turn out for pro-Gaza rally in London (PHOTOS) Published time: July 20, 2014 13:31

15,000 turn out for pro-Gaza rally in London (PHOTOS) Published time: July 20, 2014 13:31

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin
15,000 turn out for pro-Gaza rally in London (PHOTOS)
Published time: July 20, 2014 13:31
Get short URL

Protesters display placards and banners as they take part in demonstration against Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in central London on July 19, 2014 against Gaza strikes.(AFP Photo / Carl Court)
1122901
Trends
Palestinian statehood
Tags
EU, Israel, Middle East, Politics, Protest, Terrorism, UK, War
London streets were swarmed by a pro-Palestinian demonstration which gathered nearly 15,000 participants Saturday. Marching down to the Israeli Embassy from Downing Street, they chanted “Israel is a terror state,” slamming Tel Aviv’s offensive in Gaza.
David Cameron’s office is located about 5km (3 miles) from the embassy. While the march itself was peaceful, several key roads downtown were closed.
The death toll from the operation launched by Israel, including the ground offensive of two days ago, has now reached 400 people by Palestinian health ministry’s accounts, the overwhelming majority of them civilians.
Similar to other major cities across the world, demonstrators held signs and banners asking the Jewish State to “Stop the bombing, free Palestine”, “Stop Israeli terror,” and so on. Some called it the “apartheid” state, according to the AP.


Protesters display placards and banners as they take part in demonstration against Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in central London on July 19, 2014 against Gaza strikes.(AFP Photo / Carl Court)
The march was organized in part by the left-wing Stop the War Coalition, whose belief it is that political cooperation with Israel is “nothing less that collusion with war crimes killing women, children and disabled people.”
A similar voice was heard from one of the demonstrators, a Leila White, who told the Daily Mail that “by allowing arms exports to Israel to flourish, the UK Government is providing material and political support for Israel's violent oppression and collective punishment of Palestinians, including the current massacre in Gaza.”
“There has not been enough condemnation of Israel's military action. Basically, we want the UK government to invoke an arms embargo against Israel.”
Her group, the London Palestine Action, posted photos on Facebook of its members sitting with linked hands in the lobby of the Whitehall office building at around 4-5pm. They were chanting anti-Israel slogans and were promptly removed by the police.


Protesters lie-down as they take part in demonstration against Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in central London on July 19, 2014 against Gaza strikes.(AFP Photo / Carl Court)
Some even locked or cuffed themselves to nearby railings, unfurling Palestinian flags and banners while demanding that Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg or another official from the Cabinet Office come out.
Unlike in violent Paris, however, no London arrests were made.
Politicians could be seen in the crowd as well. MP George Galloway strongly advocated the Palestinian cause, saying in a speech that “We are here to stay. As long as one Palestinian remains alive we will be with them.”
Another figure present was the director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Sarah Colborne, who told the press that “today’s national demonstration will give people from across the country the chance to say enough is enough, Israel’s siege of Gaza and its occupation of Palestinian land has to end now.”
"People want justice and freedom for the Palestinians, and they will be voicing this in their thousands.


Protesters display a banner as they take part in demonstration against Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in central London on July 19, 2014 against Gaza strikes. (AFP Photo / Carl Court)
Opposition lawmaker, Labour’s Dian Abbott, was also at the event. She told AFP that this was “the biggest London Palestinian rally in years.”
Everyone voiced their protest also against the French ban on demonstrations in several key cities, following fears that they are a threat to public order.
The event takes place just as 50,000 refugees have been displaced by the fighting in Gaza, with 34 UN shelters set up to deal with the influx, according to sources in the relief community. The 12-day offensive culminated in a ground operation two days ago, which itself is a reaction to Hamas unwilling to stop firing rockets into Israel. There are fears of yet more escalation as Israel is widely thought to expand its campaign from underground tunnel networks into more heavily-populated areas.


A protestor displays banners as she takes part in demonstration against Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in central London on July 19, 2014 against Gaza strikes. (AFP Photo / Carl Court)


Protesters display placards and banners as they take part in demonstration against Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in central London on July 19, 2014.(AFP Photo / Carl Court)
1122901


Thanks to: http://rt.com



  

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum