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London: A Million Protesters Overcome Suella Braverman in Support of Palestine

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فريق التحرير 12 November 2023

Britain’s far-right Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, and the extreme right suffered a resounding defeat as a million protesters took to the streets on Saturday, 11/11, in the British capital in a peaceful and civilized manner, while small groups of the extreme right incited disturbances, leading to clashes with the police that ended in the arrest of dozens.

The London Metropolitan Police, in turn, praised the peacefulness of the Palestinian march at the end of the day. This reminds us of the stern warning issued by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to Police Commissioner Mark Rolle, stating, “I hold you responsible for anything that happens at this demonstration.”

A Million Protesters support of Palestine

Protesters
A Million Protesters support of Palestine

More than a million protesters gathered in London, peacefully waving Palestinian flags, rejecting the Israeli aggression on Gaza and demanding an immediate cessation of hostilities.

This demonstration is considered the largest in 20 years, historically surpassing the protests against the American invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The demonstrators urged the British government to pressure the Netanyahu government to halt the massacres against women and children, which have resulted in the deaths of over 11,000 Palestinians to date, including 4,500 children, and injuries to over 29,000 others.

They also called for the resignation of British Home Secretary Swala Braverman, who previously demanded the police cancel the demonstration, labeling it as “hate marches.”

The protesters condemned the occupation’s crimes and the killing of thousands of Palestinians, rallying with slogans supporting Palestine and calling for the lifting of the blockade on Gaza and an end to the ongoing Israeli airstrikes.

Peaceful Marches

Protesters
A Million Protesters support of Palestine

This million-person march was organized by: the Solidarity Campaign with Palestine, the Islamic League in Britain, Stop the War Coalition, the Palestinian Forum in Britain, the Nuclear Disarmament Campaign, and Friends of Al-Aqsa.

The march, themed “National March for Palestine,” included a two-minute silent pause to honor British war victims on “Armistice Day” at the central London memorial, followed by another two-minute pause commemorating Gaza’s martyrs after symbolically reading the names of fifty of the thousands of martyrs.

Speakers at the rally in front of the US Embassy in London called for an immediate ceasefire, emphasizing that the massacres committed by the Israeli occupation contradict international covenants and the most basic human rights. They demanded the accountability of war leaders and their supporters.

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