- 200 000 expected to March for Palestine
- They demand an immediate ceasefire and lifting of Israel’s illegal siege to allow in supplies of humanitarian aid
- They demand the UK government stop its complicity in war crimes
- Speakers at rally to include MPs, trade union leaders (including 4 General Secretaries) and a wide range of civil society organisations
On Saturday 21st October Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) expects 200 000 people to join in what would be the biggest march for Palestinian rights in British history. We will be calling for an immediate ceasefire and an end to Israel’s cruel war on Gaza, for a lifting of the siege and for full humanitarian aid to be sent in. We will also be calling for our government to cease its complicity in Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights.
The events in Gaza this week, particularly the massacre at Al-Ahli Hospital, have caused overwhelming grief and distress to people of conscience around the world. This has been exacerbated by Israel’s continuation of its attacks on civilians and the appalling images of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak giving support in person to Israeli leaders as they plan further outrages. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza face the horrific prospect of ethnic cleansing as Israel embarks on a land invasion.
The root causes of the violence are Israel’s decades-long military occupation of Palestinian territories and its system of apartheid against Palestinians. We demand justice for the Palestinian people – their right to self-determination and to live in freedom, safety, and with full human rights.
On Saturday people of conscience will make their voices heard. At the rally in Downing Street they will hear from MPs, trade union General Secretaries and the leaders of a wide range of civil society organisations. We will show there is massive solidarity in the UK for the Palestinian cause.
Ben Jamal PSC Director said :
“Despite widespread attempts to dehumanise Palestinians in political discourse in the UK and smear those marching in solidarity with them with illegitimate association with support for terrorism, we expect hundreds of thousands of people of conscience to join us in a peaceful demonstration through London on Saturday. They will be calling for an end to violence, to all attacks on civilians, and for our Government end its complicity with the root causes of the violence – Israel’s system of military occupation, colonisation and apartheid”.