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Israel-Gaza conflict: thousands march through London to protest against violence in Gaza | UK News

Thousands of people have gathered in the streets of central London to demonstrate in solidarity with the Palestinians amid the ongoing conflict with Israel.

‘Immediate action’ is needed from the UK government, say organizers, to help end the ‘brutal’ violence against the people of Palestine.

By noon on Saturday, thousands of people had started to walk through Hyde Park in central London, chanting “Free and Free Palestine” and holding banners, heading towards the Israeli embassy.

Protesters marched through Hyde Park
Protesters pass through Hyde Park as they make their way to the Israeli Embassy in London, during a march in solidarity with the Palestinian people amid the ongoing conflict with Israel.  Photo date: saturday, may 15, 2021
Demonstrators call for an end to violence in Gaza

On a makeshift stage on Kensington High Street, Labor MPs Zarah Sultana and Diane Abbott are expected to deliver speeches, as are former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn.

It comes after thousands of Palestinians were forced to flee their homes after days of sustained attacks.

Since Monday evening, Hamas, a Palestinian militant group, has fired hundreds of rockets at Israel, which responded by attacking the Gaza Strip with tanks and airstrikes.

In Gaza, at least 126 people died, including 31 children and 20 women, while in Israel, seven people were killed, including a six-year-old boy and a soldier.

Saturday’s protest in London was organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the Friends of Al-Aqsa, the Palestinian Forum in Britain, the Stop The War Coalition, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Muslim Association of Great Britain. Brittany.

A spokesperson for the organizers said: “It is vital that the UK government takes immediate action.

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“He must stop allowing Israel’s brutal violence against and the oppression of the Palestinian people to go unpunished.

“The bombing of Gaza that kills civilians, including children, is a war crime.

“The British government is complicit in these acts as …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-15 11:28:00