London erupts in mass protest against Israeli crimes

22 July 2006

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Demonstrators assemble in the centre of London’s government district of Whitehall. George Galloway MP holds a banner calling for an end to Israeli crimes.


Around 10,000 people of conscience marched through central London today in fierce opposition to Israel’s mass slaughter of the Lebanese and Palestinian people and the British government’s complicity. Organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the Stop the War Coalition, and many other Muslim and Lebanese groups, the demonstrators embarked from Whitehall through the centre of the West End, past the United States Embassy and on to Hyde Park where they assembled for a rally.

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Children’s voices were heard throughout the day calling for an end to the assault on a generation of young Lebanese and Palestinians.

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Diverse individuals and activists called for an immediate end to Israeli violence.



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An endless stream of demonstrators marched through Regent Street under the pouring rain chanting “peace for Lebanon” and support for Hezbollah.


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An endless stream of demonstrators marched through Regent Street under the pouring rain chanting “peace for Lebanon” and support for Hezbollah.


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Diverse individuals and activists called for an immediate end to Israeli violence.

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Amidst tight security demonstrators expressed their anger in front of the United States Embassy.



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Demonstrators were united in their condemnation of Israeli aggression and a sea of placards and flags were raised in resistance to Western complicity.


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Security protecting the United States Embassy were on high alert on top of surrounding buildings.


 

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The demonstration culminated in a huge rally in Hyde Park where representatives from diverse groups including Jews for Justice for the Palestinians expressed their solidarity with Lebanon and Palestine.

Several other demonstrations and vigils have been planned across the UK. See www.palestinecampaign.org for details.

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