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Palestinian rights: 1,000 march in Glasgow

Issue No. 1779

Around 1,000 people demonstrated in support of the Palestinians and against the Israeli state when former US president Bill Clinton visited Glasgow on Monday. Clinton was in the city to raise money for the Jewish National Fund, a Zionist organisation.

The militant demonstrators first besieged Clinton's hotel (see picture on page 3) and then marched to a rally.

There they heard George Galloway MP call for 'revolution from one end of the Arab world to the other' as the only real solution to the crisis in Palestine, Iraq and elsewhere. There was also strong support for the anti-war protest in Glasgow this weekend.

Some 100 people joined a lobby of the Israeli embassy in London last Saturday against Israel's war on the Palestinians.

Over 400 people, mainly Muslims, marched in central London last Sunday against Israeli oppression and the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands. The demonstration was organised by the Quds Day Committee. People marched to the British government offices in Whitehall where a rally was held.

Over 300 people attended a meeting in central London on Tuesday of last week in support of the struggle of the Palestinian people. The meeting was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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Sat 15 Dec 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1779
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