Despite the British Government’s efforts to ban the protests, manifestants took to London streets this Saturday to claim for Palestinians’ lives.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in the London Center to claim a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, on at National March for Palestine.
Last November 11 groups vinculated with the British ultraconservative right-wing starred pro-Israel violent riots and clashes with the Police, which resulted in more than one hundred arrests. So this is the first pro-Palestine march in the British capital.
The Metropolitan Police had reported through their social networks the arrest of at least eight people, most of them for the distribution of propaganda that equated Israel with Nazi Germany.
According to Al-Jazeera this month, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sacked Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who accused police of being too lenient with pro-Palestinian protesters. She also made unauthorised comments about the country’s pro-Palestine demonstrations, which she called “hate marches”.
The march took place on the second day of a four-day truce between the Israeli Army and Hamas, and the release of hostages held by the Palestinian armed group since October 7 and Palestinians jailed in Israel.
In just five weeks of war more than 15 000 Palestinians have been killed, and the besieged Gaza city is totaly devastated after the incessant bombardment by the Israeli Army and pro-Palestine protests have been reported from other cities like Washington D. C. Paris, and Havana.