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Protesters swarm London streets to condemn Gaza aggression on Nakba anniversary

Sunday 19-May-2024

LONDON, (PIC)

A massive demonstration was organized in the British capital, London, on Saturday condemning the aggression on the Gaza Strip, with the participation of more than a quarter of a million protesters. The demonstration aimed to urge the international community to stop the genocide, lift the blockade on the Gaza Strip, and affirm the right of return for the Palestinian people.

This demonstration was organized by several Palestinian support organizations, including the Palestinian Forum in Britain, the British Solidarity Campaign with Palestine, the Friends of Al-Aqsa organization, the Islamic Association in Britain, the Stop the War organization, and the Stop Nuclear Weapons organization.

The demonstration started in front of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) building on Mortimer Street and headed towards the headquarters of the British government and parliament.

Adnan Hamidan, the Deputy Head of the Palestinian Forum in Britain, said that there are three main messages in the national demonstration. The first message is to demand an end to arms sales to Israel, the second is the urgent need to stop the genocide in Gaza, and the third is to emphasize the right of return.

The Palestinian journalist Moataz Azayza pointed out that such crowds renew his hope and optimism in the people rather than the regimes.

Former leader of the British Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, strongly criticized the international community for its failure to support the Palestinians and stop the genocide in Gaza.

Thousands of people participated in massive demonstrations in global capitals and cities on Saturday, condemning the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and commemorating the Nakba.

Demonstrations were held in the French capital, Paris, the Danish capital, Copenhagen, the Austrian capital, Vienna, the Tunisian capital, and the cities of Mainz and Braunschweig in Germany, the capital Berlin, Uppsala and Malmo in Sweden, the Italian city of Florence, the British city of Manchester, the Turkish city, Istanbul, and London.

The demonstrations raised Palestinian flags and banners condemning the crimes committed by the Israeli occupation army against the Palestinians.

The participants denounced the genocidal war waged by Israel on the Gaza Strip and called for holding it accountable for its massacres against the Palestinian people.

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