More than 20.000 in London today to protest against Gaza War

#GazaUnderAttack | Over 20K rally in London UK against Gaza war

Protesters gathered near the state-run BBC

Protesters gathered near the state-run BBC’s New Broadcasting House on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

PressTV | Sat Aug 9, 2014 5:15PM GMT

Tens of thousands of British residents have taken part in a
major protest march in the nation’s capital of London against persisting
Israeli assaults on Gazans.

The Saturday protest rally organized by Stop the War coalition took
place amid renewed Israeli bombardment of the besieged Palestinian
enclave following a three-day ceasefire that ended on Friday.

The pro-Palestinian protest march, described in local press reports
as “peaceful and noisy” saw more than 20,000 protesters march past the
US Embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square, concluding at Hyde Park with a
huge rally.
Among the speakers at the rally were British Members of Parliament George Galloway and Diane Abbott.
The development came as the UK-based charity organization, Disasters
Emergency Committee, announced on Saturday that their emergency
fundraising appeal for people affected by Israeli onslaught on Gaza has
raised £4.5 million in less than 24 hours.
More than 1,900 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed and
at least 10,000 injured in four weeks of Israeli aerial and ground
assaults in the Gaza Strip.
This is while, conservative British Foreign Office Minister Baroness
Sayeeda Warsi, who resigned from the government over its “morally
indefensible” policy on Gaza, said arms export licenses to the Israeli
regime should be suspended.
Also on Friday, Britain’s Labour Party increased pressure on the
conservative government to suspend arms exports to the Israeli regime as
shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander called for the publication
of a Whitehall review of existing licenses.