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Gaza protests still going strong

Issue No. 2136

Protesters at the BBC in London on Saturday (Pic:» Jess Hurd/ )

Protesters at the BBC in London on Saturday (Pic: » Jess Hurd/

Protests and activities in solidarity with the people of Gaza are continuing across Britain, despite Israel’s announcement of a “ceasefire”.

Thousands took to the streets once more last Saturday to highlight the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza and to demand that Israel is held to account for the devastation. Over 2,000 people marched in Bolton while hundreds rallied in Peterborough.

More than 10,000 people protested in central London. The march began at the BBC offices in Portland Place in protest at the BBC’s refusal to air the DEC aid appeal for Gaza.

One hundred people protested at the BBC offices in Glasgow last Sunday and some occupied them. Activists occupied a BBC building in London on Monday, and there were other protests in Bristol and Manchester.

Activists have also thrown themselves into collecting money for Gaza. Some £800 was raised in one college in north London and £400 at a secondary school, while £350 was raised in a school in Bristol.

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