Monday, July 28, 2014

Protests spread across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza

Demonstration in Berlin
Demonstration in Berlin

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On Friday and Saturday, thousands of people marched across Europe to protest the Israeli military onslaught in Gaza strip that has killed over 1,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and wounded over 6,000. Anti-Gaza war protests took place in several European countries including Britain, Germany, France and Ireland.
Over 60,000 people took to the streets in London, marching from the Israeli Embassy to Parliament. 
Protesters carried banners and placards reading “Freedom for Palestine” and “Stop Israeli state terror,” calling for an arms embargo to be imposed on Israel and for Prime Minister David Cameron to “stop supporting Israeli war crimes.” Last week, the Cameron government reiterated its stance that it supported the right of Israel to “defend itself.”
Protests were also held in more than 20 cities across the country besides London, including Birmingham, Bradford, Liverpool, and Sheffield.
In Ireland, thousands of people took to the streets in Dublin, Derry, Limerick, Cork, and Waterford calling for an end to Israeli violence in Gaza. In Dublin, around 3,000 marched from the Spire in O’Connell Street, to the Israeli embassy.
Around 2,000 people joined anti-Gaza war protests in Germany’s capital, Berlin, and other protests were also held in cities including Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Mannheim. In Berlin, thousands of police were deployed, ostensibly to halt the violence, after the media and the political establishment branded the pro-Gaza protest as anti-Semitic and violent.
Protestors held banners reading, “Child killer Israel,” “USA supports, Germany finances, Israel kills,” “Stop the child and woman massacre in Palestine,” “We [Germans] are ashamed of our government’s attitude,” and “We will not give up shouting out for Gaza.”

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