London: A demonstration was held in the United Kingdom on Saturday in support of the rights of Palestinians and for a ceasefire in Gaza, with over 300,000 people participating from various ethnicities, religions, and languages.
According to international news agencies, Londoners took to the streets to protest against the Israeli bombing in Gaza. Demonstrators demanded an end to hostilities and vehemently condemned Israeli aggression. They carried placards and banners calling on world powers and international organizations to condemn the ongoing violence.
Participants in the rally also displayed images of wounded Palestinian children while some called for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his involvement in war crimes.
Tensions escalated with skirmishes between police and the far-right groups who tried to attack the protesters. The police arrested around 120 individuals.
The pro-Palestine demonstration which coincided with Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of World War I and a day dedicated to commemorating Britain’s war dead, was the largest rally in the UK to date. Protesters gathered at the iconic Cenotaph war memorial, a two-minute silence was observed, paying tribute to those who lost their lives in Britain’s wars.