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Thousands protest Israel in London

'Palestine don't you cry, we will never let you die', shout demonstrators

17.10.2015
Thousands protest Israel in London

Europe

LONDON 

Thousands of people gathered in front of Israel's London embassy Saturday to protest the escalating violence in the Palestinian territories and violations in holy sites in East Jerusalem.

Various groups, namely Friends of Al-Aqsa, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Muslim Association of Britain and Stop the War Coalition, organized the three-hour rally attended by thousands. 

"Palestine don't you cry, we will never let you die!" protesters shouted in solidarity with Palestinians. Some placards read "Stop Israel's war crimes in Palestine".

"There will never be peace without justice for the Palestinians. Well, there is no justice for the Palestinians. We are on the streets of London and throughout Britain, we will continue demonstrating our support and tell 'Palestine is free'," said Andrew Murray, a unionist and one of the representatives from Stop the War Coalition. 

Former MP George Galloway, who was among those attended, also commented on the recent situation in Palestine.

He told Anadolu Agency that Palestinians “have suffered in some cases almost 50 years, in some cases almost 80 years of illegal, military, brute occupation. And the people have had enough. They decided -- like the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943 -- that it is better to die on your feet than live on your knees”.

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