For the third week in a row, the British capital of London witnessed a massive rally this afternoon, with tens of thousands of Britons taking to the streets in solidarity with the Palestinian people in the face of the ongoing Israeli genocide campaign in Palestine.
The march, organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and other pro-Palestine groups, set off from Victoria Embankment at midday and finished at Parliament Square.
Protesters waving Palestine flags and held various placards, some saying “free Palestine”, “stop bombing Gaza” and “end Israeli apartheid”.
The London Police estimated around 100,000 demonstrators gathered in the capital, as other rallies have been organized elsewhere in the UK including Manchester and Glasgow.
“We are marching today in the most horrendous of situations,” said Ben Jamal, the director of PSC. “Up to yesterday, we knew that over 8,000 Palestinians had already been killed in Gaza, including more than 3,000 children,” he said.
“But last night Israel launched a major bombardment and cut off all communications. This is an act of pure barbarism,” he added. “So we are marching today, not knowing how many Palestinians are dead, how many children now lie under the rubble.”
Marches took place in other areas across the UK, including in Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow, but the biggest protest was in London.