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Volume 49 Number 9, May 12, 2019 ARCHIVE HOME JBCENTRE SUBSCRIBE

Britain and Palestine

National Demonstration for Palestine

A national demonstration for Palestine took place on May 11 in London, with the slogans: Exist! Resist! Return! and No new Nakba! - End the Siege! - Defend the Right of Return! It marched through central London to Whitehall.

The demonstration was organised by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Friends of Al- Aqsa, Muslim Association of Britain, and supported by Momentum, Unite the Union, PCS, UNISON, GMB, RMT, ASLEF, UCU, NEU, TSSA, CWU, Amos Trust, CND, ICAHDUK, Olive, APCUK.

The thousands of people were marching to demand a right to determination for the Palestinian people and calling for Israel to be held accountable for violations of international law.

At Whitehall, speakers included dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah, the rapper Lowkey, political activist Tariq Ali, Stop the War Coalition's Salma Yaqoob and MPs Richard Bergen and Diane Abbott.

Palestinian ambassador to Britain Dr Husam Zomlot participated in the rally.


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