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Saturday, 26 July 2014

45,000 gather in London to protest Israeli action in Gaza


Tens of thousands of people amassed outside the Israeli embassy in London today to protest against Israel’s incursion into Gaza which has killed 985 Palestinians, including at least 192 children. 

Chanting messages of solidarity to the Palestinian people, a constant flow of supporters filed through High Street Kensington underground station from early in the day.

Around 45,000 people joined the march, according to figures released by the Metropolitan Police.

The protesters are now marching to Parliament. Last week a similar demonstration followed a route from outside Downing Street to the Israeli embassy, attracting around 20,000.

Today’s protest comes as Israel and Hamas are observing a twelve hour cease fire.

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