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Solidarity with Palestinians

Issue No. 1795

THOUSANDS OF people across Britain have taken to the streets to show their anger against Israel's military onslaught against Palestine. In London hundreds gathered outside the Israeli embassy, the US embassy and Downing Street nearly every day last week.

A new generation of militant young Arabs are organising alongside trade unionists, socialists and peace activists. Some 1,300 people protested outside the Israeli embassy on Saturday. And around 150 gathered the next day at Heathrow airport to welcome students returning home from peace protests in occupied Palestine.

Every major city has seen solidarity protests with the Palestinians. Around 500 people protested in Manchester on Wednesday last week, with another 500 demonstrating on Saturday. Some 1,800 people marched through Edinburgh last Saturday in a brilliant display of solidarity with the Palestinians.

In Sheffield 1,200 protested on Friday of last week, with a further 150 people marching in the city on the following day. Saturday also saw a united multiracial demonstration of around 600 people in Birmingham.

In Liverpool campaigners organised two days of protests which attracted 50 people last Saturday and 300 people the next day. In Nottingham around 400 people marched for Palestine, while in Brighton around 100 people gathered to watch a 'die-in' and listen to messages from local students trapped in Ramallah.

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Sat 13 Apr 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1795
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