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Glasgow and Edinburgh show their solidarity with Gaza

by Chris Bambery
Issue No. 2132

Over 500 people attended a vigil in Glasgow yesterday as part of a 24-hour response to the Israeli bombardment of Gaza coordinated by a range of groups.

The crowd heard speeches from Pauline McNeil MSP, Glasgow Stop the War Coalition, the Scottish Islamic Foundation, various Palestinian groups and members of the Lebanese community.

After the speeches the anger of the protesters took hold – and the vigil turned into a militant demonstration, spilling on to the streets and marching around George Square.

The demo stopped traffic and chanted 'Stop the war on Gaza' and 'No justice, no peace'.

In Edinburgh around 300 people gathered in a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Stop the War and other groups have called for demonstrations against Israel's bombardment of Gaza in both Glasgow and Edinburgh on Saturday 3 January.

Edinburgh – assemble 12 noon at the bottom of The Mound (junction with Princess Street)

Glasgow – assemble 2pm at Blythswood Square

both protests Saturday 3 January

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