Hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters gathered in front of the government headquarters in London Saturday, in solidarity with the Palestinian people to call for an end of the Israeli occupation and apartheid in occupied Palestine.
The demonstrators then organized a march within the so-called “G7 Resistance Action Day for International Justice.”
Organizers say the G7 includes the largest suppliers of weapons and military technology that strengthen the Israeli Occupation oppressive regime.
The protesters held placards and chanted “free, free Palestine”. They also chanted, ‘‘Five, six, seven, eight, Israel is a terror state. One, two, three, four, occupation no more. What do you want? Justice! When do you want it? Now!’’
The participants in the march demanded that the British government impose sanctions on the Israeli Occupation and recognize the state of Palestine.
During the rally, former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the crowd and called on the G7 to support Palestinian refugees and recognize the rights of Palestinian people.
Corbyn said the issues faced by the people of Palestine should be acknowledged by the leaders.
During his speech, Corbyn said that the demands of pro-Palestine supporters are “clear”: “End the occupation of the West Bank, the withdrawal of all the settlements and an end to the siege of Gaza.
The demonstration comes after a series of similar demonstrations in solidarity with the Palestinian people called by popular organizations, including the “Stop the War Coalition” and the “Palestine Solidarity Campaign” and others.
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