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Protests around Britain against Israel's Gaza Flotilla attack

Issue No. 2203

The Palestinian flag flying over the BBC in Manchester on Monday afternoon (Pic: Socialist Worker)

The Palestinian flag flying over the BBC in Manchester on Monday afternoon (Pic: Socialist Worker)


Demonstrations have taken place around the country against tonight against the Israeli massacre. They include:

  • Manchester: up to 2,000 marched to the BBC offices to demand proper coverage of the killings by the Israelis and the pro-Palestinian cause.

    Protesters tried to enter the BBC but police forced them back. However, a protester did mange to fly the Palestinian flag from the BBC mast. Fighting broke out when police later tried to seize the flag-flier. They failed, but grabbed someone else. Police used dogs later against the crowd.

  • Birmingham: around 500 protested.
  • Preston: over 200 demonstrated.
  • Brighton: around 200 people protested
  • Edinburgh: Up to 400 marched
  • Glasgow: Around 500 protested.
  • Dundee: Around 250 protested.
  • York: Around 150 protested. 
  • Bolton: Over 200 protested
  • Portsmouth: around 70 people protested
  • Aberdeen: Around 40 protested

The crowd protesting outside the BBC against the Israeli massacre cheer the Palestinian flag (Pic: Socialist Worker)

The crowd protesting outside the BBC against the Israeli massacre cheer the Palestinian flag (Pic: Socialist Worker)



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